G. K. Chesterton

Patriotism in Little

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Louisville, Kentucky.  One of the things I found on moving home to Kentucky 22 years ago is that our love of country is a very little and very local thing. Our love for our large country as a whole…
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G.K. Chesterton in 1000 Words

Gilbert_Chesterton March 28, 2014
I once knew a woman who met Chesterton. It was a brief meeting in the 1920s when she was a girl of about ten or so. Her older sister invited her to go into London to hear the great man…
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Debating Conservatism: An Old Mistake in The New Inquiry

gk November 11, 2011
Late last week, The New Inquiry published an email exchange between Daniel Larison of The American Conservative and political theorist Corey Robin. Larison had taken issue with Robin’s argument that conservatism’s reflex is essentially “to defend power and privilege against…
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An Homage to Chesterton

Chesterton July 9, 2010
For Chesterton the birds of nature were always singing about the rightness of things and so softly correcting modern man’s unnatural despair of the created order and his egregious confidence that he could create by artifice a more perfect order in deliberate violation of the old one.
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Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: Rebuilding an American Economy Focused on Family and Community

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In light of the the economic crisis - and the bright light it sheds on the failings of modern capitalism - there is a need to reconsider older arguments of a "Third Way," a social and economic system that in important respects would be neither capitalist nor socialist.
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The Eccentricity of the Saints

August 6, 2009
Devon, PA.  Earlier this week, some devout and worthy reader on the Porch proposed G.K. Chesterton as the patron saint of the Front Porch Republic.  Aside from heartily endorsing the idea, I was also reminded of a short essay…
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G.K. Gets Real

April 6, 2009
I recently received a handsome, newly published copy of the book America Through European Eyes, published by Penn State University Press and edited by Jeffrey Isaac and Aurelian Craiutu.   Chesterton built (if intellectually) a sizeable portion of this Front…
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What our Hands Have Wrought

March 2, 2009
RINGOES, NJ. In the fall of 2008, Americans were confronted with frightening news. The financial world was, the experts warned, teetering on the brink of disaster. Politicians from both parties grimly intoned that what was at stake was “our American…
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