Posted by: Gregoryno6 | April 17, 2019

Old post gains post-inferno relevance.

Back in 2014 I posted about that legendary tv series Civilisation, written and presented by Kenneth Clark.

I could have said ‘reviewing’ instead, but ‘revisiting’ seems more appropriate. 45 years after it was first broadcast, watching this series feels like a travelogue from another planet.

But there are moments too when Clark could be talking about the right here and now.

It’s drawn a scattering of views over the last six months, but in the last two days the count has risen to around twenty. (For this blog, believe it or not, that’s a lot.)

There is of course, good reason to be thinking about Ken’s legendary show right now.

And I cannot refrain from repeating his most ominous line.

People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilisation. l doubt if they’ve given it a long enough trial.

Opportunity has come knocking.


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