What's Wrong With The World Paperback – 16 Jan 2009
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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on 21 February 2016
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Three stars because it's interesting, though not enough for me to finish it outright. Now and again it reminds me of Thoreau's philosophy but often his points are obscured by reference to ephemeral politics of his day, couched in a sense of humour that often makes it even more obscure. As with many authors who are religious converts, Chesterton has an axe to grind. He blames the Reformation for the injustices of the enclosures acts centuries later, which seems somewhat far-fetched - if one looks to Catholic countries such as Spain for agrarian injustice just at the time he was writing, it's not at all convincing. Like William Morris, he looks nostalgically back to the England of the Middle Ages as an ideal, but much cherry-picking has to be done for that. The sceptic Voltaire made a better case that early Quaker Pennsylvania probably came the closest ever to a golden age, though that too certainly had imperfections.
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