The Angle

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In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"Leon Bloy doesn't write-he cries out in personal agony. He doesn't set down principles, he wrenches his principles from an early breast-beating Christianity. There is no compromise. Virtue doesn't ride the middle course but sings and wheels its way helter-skelter in the channel of its own absolute rightness. Grays are foul anJ detestable. Vice is not to be avoided but destroyed. There is no such thing as passive resistance."

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