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Social Reform versus Birth Control by G.K. Chesterton

The real history of the world is full of the queerest cases of notions that have turned clean head-over-heels and completely contradicted themselves. The last example is an extraordinary notion that what is called Birth Control is a social reform … 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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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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Logic and Lawn Tennis by G. K. Chesterton

When we say that we doubt the intellectual improvement produced by Protestantism and Rationalism and the modern world, there generally arises a very confused controversy, which is a sort of tangle of terminology. But, broadly speaking, the difference between us … 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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