All this talk about optimism and pessimism is itself a dismal fall from the old talk about right and wrong. Our fathers said that a nation had sinned and suffered like a man. We say it has decayed, like a cheese. — G. K. Chesterton

Rudyard Kipling

Civilization: British — England
   Field of Renown:  literature — Poet
Era:  Victorian

Kipling's novel's and poetry are associated with British Imperialism, for good and ill.