G.K. Chesterton

About G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the greatest thinkers and authors of the twentieth century. A major influence on C.S. Lewis, Chesterton authored some one hundred books, two hundred short stories, four thousand newspaper essays, and more—all thought-provoking and often humorous.

G.K. Chesterton: A Tired Democracy

By |2017-06-28T16:07:30-05:00April 5th, 2011|Categories: G.K. Chesterton, Quotation|

If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue [...]

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