Category Archives: G.K. Chesterton

On Mending and Ending Things by G. K. Chesterton

Originally Published in the Illustrated London News, December 23, 1905 A certain politician (whom I would not discuss here on any account) once said of a certain institution (which wild horses shall not induce me to name) that “It must … Continue reading

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The Persecution of Religion by G. K. Chesterton

(Collected Works, Volume xxxiii, The Illustrated London News 1923-1925, Ignatius Press, 1990, pp. 286-290) Most of us feel something rather arresting, not to say alarming, about the case of the man who was locked up in a lunatic asylum for eight … Continue reading

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The Ideal of a Leisure State G. K. Chesterton

 Originally Published in the The Illustrated London News, March 21, 1925 Among the strange and rather stiff antics of the rather antiquated art of party journalism is the duty laid upon the good party man of trying to disagree with … Continue reading

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Democracy and Industrialism by G. K. Chesterton

It grows plainer, every day, that those of us who cling to crumbling creeds and dogmas, and defend the dying traditions of the Dark Ages, will soon be left alone defending the most obviously decaying of all those ancient dogmas: … Continue reading

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Against the Inner Light: Hodge & Chesterton

“Of all conceivable forms of enlightenment the worst is what these people call the Inner Light. Of all horrible religions the most horrible is the worship of the god within. Any one who knows any body knows how it would … Continue reading

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Pride and Poverty: An Observation from Chesterton

‎“EVERYTHING in our age has, when carefully examined, this fundamentally undemocratic quality. In religion and morals we should admit, in the abstract, that the sins of the educated classes were as great as, or perhaps greater than, the sins of … Continue reading

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The Equality of Sexlessness by G. K. Chesterton

–From GK’s Weekly, July 26, 1930 In almost all the modern opinions of women it is curious to observe how many lies have to be assumed before a case can be made. A young lady flies from England to Australia; … Continue reading

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On American Morals by G.K. Chesterton

 America is sometimes offered to us, even by Americans (who ought to know better), as a moral example. There are indeed very real American virtues; but this virtuous attitude is hardly one of them. Originally posted 2011-12-25 19:29:07. Republished by … Continue reading

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A Defense of Nonsense by G.K Chesterton

There are two equal and eternal ways of looking at this twilight world of ours: we may see it as the twilight of evening or the twilight of morning; we may think of anything, down to a fallen acorn, as … Continue reading

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A Defence of Humility by G.K. Chesterton

The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has to-day all the exhilaration of a vice. Moral truisms have been so much disputed that they have begun to sparkle like so many brilliant paradoxes. And especially (in this age of … Continue reading

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