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Christopher Hollis is an author who has many points of sympathy
with the subject of this essay, G. K. Chesterton. As a young man
he knew Chesterton personally and, like Chesterton, Mr. Hollis is a
Catholic, an active debater, and a writer who is well known for his
discussion and criticism of ideas as they affect the welfare of society.
Mr. Hollis was a scholar both of Eton and Balliol College* Ox-
ford. As a member of the Oxford University Debating Society,
he toured Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.A. He has written
books on Dry den and other literary subjects and became well known
for his The Breakdown of Money, an analysis of economic problems
which was published in the early 1930'$. In the following years he
was engaged in research work in this field at Notre Dame Univer-
sity, Indiana.
During the war he served with the R.A.F. and in 1943 Death of a
Gentleman, consisting of a series of imaginary letters depicting an
ideal, and perhaps his best-known book, was published. He is Con-
servative Member of Parliament for Devizes, Director of the pub-
lishing firm of Hollis and Carter, and well known as an essayist and
broadcaster. He has also contributed an assessment of Evelyn
Waugh to this series (No. 46).