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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 Extraordinary Cabman by G.K. Chesterton

From time to time I have introduced into this newspaper column the narration of incidents that have really occurred. I do not mean to insinuate that in this respect it stands alone among newspaper columns. I mean only that I … 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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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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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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Logic and Truth: According to Chesterton

Logic and truth, as a matter of fact, have very little to do with each other. Logic is concerned merely with the fidelity and accuracy with which a certain process is performed, a process which can be performed with any … Continue reading

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On Evil Euphemisms by G. K. Chesterton

Published in G. K. Chesterton: Stories, Essays, & Poems, (Everyman’s Library – 913), J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1946 reprint of 1935 edition, p208-211. Originally appeared in Come to think of It, 1930. Somebody has sent me a … 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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