The Press: Belloc in Arms

Declaring that newspapers abroad are in the hands of a few men " of a peculiarly base and odious type," and that the press has become an engine of political action more to be feared than any other organism in the community, Helaire Belloc nevertheless stated that the power of the foreign press is waning. He was addressing the Calvert Association on the 289th anniversary of the landing of Catholic pilgrims in Maryland.

He said that the British antidote or " prophylactic" for the sensational newspaper was the independent paper, usually a weekly.


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