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  • Is Contentment Possible in the Midst of Calamity?

    Is Contentment Possible in the Midst of Calamity?0

    Chesterton, the multi-biographer, intended to write many more biographies than he did. One of his intended subjects was the 15th century Dominican friar, Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498). The grandson of a wealthy Florentine physician, Savonarola abandoned his own plans for a medical career to become a “knight of Christ” at 22. Thus began what would become a

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  • Is Darwinism ‘Still True’? A Journalist Ponders the Question.

    Is Darwinism ‘Still True’? A Journalist Ponders the Question.0

    G. K. Chesterton, the journalist, did much of his writing for newspapers.  Not surprisingly, he was also an inveterate reader of newspapers, and on more than one occasion a newspaper headline sparked one of his essays for the Illustrated London News. One example of this is a headline that read: “Darwinism Is Still True.” Chesterton

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  • What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn’t Understand about Socialism

    What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn’t Understand about Socialism0

    G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) and H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) were near contemporaries, but they were not kindred souls. One was an Englishman; the other an American. One was a Catholic Christian; the other a lifelong agnostic. One dubbed himself a distributist (as opposed to a capitalist or a socialist), while the other was an unabashed

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  • Why Elites Hate Border Walls

    Why Elites Hate Border Walls0

    Remember the old acronym WWJD? It stood for “What Would Jesus Do?” and was adapted to any number of public figures, one of whom was the late Senator Paul Wellstone (WWWD). I’d like to propose a new acronym in the same vein: WWCW. Yes, WWCW does translate to “What Would Chesterton Write.” Given that, W(hat)

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