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Malcolm Muggeridge


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Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge (24 March 1903 – 14 November 1990) was an English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist. During World War II, he was a soldier and a spy. He is credited with popularising Mother Teresa and in his later years became a Catholic and moral campaigner.

Muggeridge's father, Henry (known as H. T. Muggeridge), served as a prominent Labour Party councillor... more »

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  • ''There's nothing is this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.''
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British broadcaster. Radio broadcast, April 29, 1955, quoted in Muggeridge Through the Microphone, "Mini-Mania"(1967)....
  • ''The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.''
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British broadcaster. "Down with Sex," Tread Softly for You Tread on My Jokes (1966).
  • ''Television was not invented to make human beings vacuous, but is an emanation of their vacuity.''
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British broadcaster. "I Like Dwight," Tread Softly for You Tread on My Jokes (1966).
  • The genius of Man in our time has gone into jet-propulsion, atom-splitting, penicillin-curing, etc. There is none over for works of imagination; of spiritual insight or mystical enlightenment. I asked...
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British broadcaster. "I Like Dwight," Tread Softly for You Tread on My Jokes (1966).
  • The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that they're liable to come to pass, and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see. We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven, if only because it ca...
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British broadcaster. "Me and Myself," Jesus Rediscovered (1979).
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