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The Pursuit of Sunday

This is an excerpt from G. K. Chesterton’s thriller The Man Who Was Thursday in which the detectives confront the leader of the anarchist council, Sunday, demanding to know who he is. 368 more words

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Terribly Quiet

‘Terribly quiet; that is in two words the spirit of this age, as I have felt it from my cradle. I sometimes wondered how many other people felt the oppression of this union between quietude and terror. 81 more words


Serfs, Peasants, & Employees

G.K. Chesterton wrote this article about Englishmen a century ago. But it just as easily applies to American workers today. Medieval serfs and peasants enjoyed conditions which–in many ways–are preferable to those endured by modern American employees. 664 more words


The Softness of a Padded Cell (Chesterton)

All blows fall soundless on the softness of a padded cell.

- G.K. Chesterton, The Mad Official, from In Defense of Sanity, p. 62

The point?

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Review of "Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton


by G. K Chesterton

Chesterton is really brilliant, and maybe a little crazy. He has these incredibly picturesque arguments to support his points, but he goes off on so many tangents I sometimes forget the original point. 150 more words

The American people are not each other's enemies

By Tom Quiner

Conservatives have occasionally questioned me, even criticized me, for having liberal friends.

There are many reasons I maintain, and even cultivate friendships with people who disagree with my worldview, whether our differences are political, religious, or cultural. 441 more words


Today's Ragamuffin Quote from Rich

“There’s a line out of G. K. Chesterton where he says how we hate monotony because we’re not strong enough to exult in it. He says children kick their legs rhythmically out of an excess, not a lack of life. 76 more words