Henry Fairlie


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Henry Jones Fairlie (13 January 1924 London, England - 25 February 1990 Washington, D.C.) was a British political journalist and social critic. Sometimes mistakenly believed to have coined the term "the Establishment", an analysis of how "all the right people" came to run Britain largely through social connections, he spent 36 years as a prominent freelance writer on both sides... more »

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  • ''Gluttony and Lust are the only sins that abuse something that is essential to our survival.''
    Henry Fairlie (1924-1990), British author. "Gluttony," The Seven Deadly Sins Today, New Republic Books (1978).
  • The foundation of humility is truth. The humble man sees himself as he is. If his depreciation of himself were untrue,... it would not be praiseworthy, and would be a form of hypocrisy, which is one o...
    Henry Fairlie (1924-1990), British author. "Pride," The Seven Deadly Sins Today, New Republic Books (1978).
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