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What's Wrong With the World

G. K. Chesterton

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1. 00 – Dedication
2. 02 – Wanted: An Unpractical Man
3. 03 – The New Hypocrite
4. 05 – The Unfinished Temple
5. 09 – The History of Hudge and Gudge
6. 13 – Wisdom and the Weather
7. 15 – The Insane Necessity
8. 17 – The Universal Stick
9. 18 – The Emancipation of Domesticity
10. 19 – The Romance of Thrift
11. 33 – Authority the Unavoidable
12. 35 – The Broken Rainbow
13. 37 – The Case for Public Schools
14. 38 – The School for Hypocrites
15. 42 – The Empire of the Insect

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Summary

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.” His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. The title of Chesteron’s 1910 collection of essays was inspired by a title given to him two years earlier by The Times newspaper, which had asked a number of authors to write on the topic: “What’s wrong with the world?”. Chesterton’s answer at that time was the shortest of those submitted – he simply wrote: “Dear Sirs, I am. Sincerely yours, G.K. Chesterton”. In this collection he gives a fuller treatment of the question, with his characteristic conservative wit.

Reviews

Bren

- This book is not complete

Only got to the fourth chapter, it's not all here. Interesting and well read up to that point.