What I’m reading – G K Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday, a Nightmare

A surreal detective story, first published in 1908.
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Some quotes:

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.

Through all this ordeal his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.

We deny the snobbish English assumption that the uneducated are the dangerous criminals. We remember the Roman Emperors. We remember the great poisoning princes of the Renaissance. We say that the dangerous criminal is the educated criminal.

When duty and religion are really destroyed, it will be by the rich.

Words to the wise <IMHO> Fred Jacobsen



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