Category Archives: Politics

Study of Social and Governmental Policy

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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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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Compulsory Education and the Monkey Trial by G. K. Chesterton

My remarks last week about the Dayton controversy were written just before, though they were published just after, the sensational news of the sad death of Mr. Bryan. Originally posted 2011-10-18 10:52:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On Abolishing Sunday by G. K. Chesterton

The report that the Bolshevist Government had abolished Sunday might be read in several ways. Some of the Bolshevists were of the race which might be expected to substitute Saturday. Others have a marked intellectual affinity to the great religion … Continue reading

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Asparagus by G. K. Chesterton- A Discourse on Politics

At about twenty-one minutes past two today I suddenly saw that asparagus is the secret of aristocracy. I was trying to put long limp stalks into my mouth, when the idea came into my head; and the stalk failed to … Continue reading

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On Turnpikes and Medievalism by G.K. Chesterton

Opening my newspaper the other day, I saw a short but emphatic leaderette entitled `A Relic of Medievalism’. It expressed a profound indignation upon the fact that somewhere or other, in some fairly remote corner of this country, there is … Continue reading

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Government and the Rights of Man G. K. Chesterton

Originally Published in the Illustrated London News, July 30, 1921 I could never see why a man who is not free to open his mouth to drink should be free to open it to talk. Talking does far more direct … Continue reading

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