The Prophet Chesterton on the recent election

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 falls [Read More…]

One of Bruce Cockburn’s More Chestertonian Songs

The goodness of the fairy tale was not affected by the fact that there might be more dragons than princesses; it was good to be in a fairy tale. The test of all happiness is gratitude; and I felt grateful, though I hardly knew to whom. Children are grateful when Santa Claus puts in their [Read More…]

Chesterton on St. Francis

Because there’s nobody better. This is the first chapter of his beautiful book St. Francis of Assisi: A sketch of St. Francis of Assisi in modern English may be written in one of three ways. Between these the writer must make his selection; and the third way, which is adopted here, is in some respects [Read More…]

Chesterton vs. the Elitist Would-be Tyrant

Chesterton once observed that the testimony of history is that tyrannies are born in the ashes of tired democracies: 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 [Read More…]

Respect for Garbage Can Literature

Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, replies to 14 year old Forrest Ackerman, who almost single handedly went on to invent sci-fi fantasy fandom and ignite the Spirit of Gee Whiz that still gives so much life and joy to the world: A very Chestertonian response. ┬áHere is Chesterton’s [Read More…]

Timothy Putnam on our Need for a Church…

that is right where we are wrong: We do not really want a religion that is right where we are right. What we want is a religion that is right where we are wrong. In these current fashions it is not really a question of the religion allowing us liberty; but (at the best) of [Read More…]

Chesterton Academy!

It’s featured in America today! Yay! [Read more…]

Goody! Bp. Robert Barron on G.K. Chesterton

Get his Catholicism: The Pivotal Players here. [Read more…]

Now we will elect a new chancellor, a strong chancellor:

one who will not let our tragedy continue. Well, the Trumpkins have played their part as Jar-Jar Binks and nominated Palpatine. ┬áHe has given his empty speech full of rage and hollow promises. Most telling moment: the Obama-mocking Trumpkin chant of “YES YOU WILL!” with its unwitting testament to the fact that they look not [Read More…]

Yep.

“America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence; perhaps the only piece of practical politics that is also theoretical politics and also great literature.” G.K. Chesterton [Read more…]