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G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

1. 00 – Introduction
2. 01 – On the Importance of Orthodoxy
3. 02 – On the Negative Spirit
4. 03 – On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small
5. 04 – Mr. Bernard Shaw
6. 05 – H.G. Wells and the Giants
7. 06 – Christmas and the Esthetes
8. 07 – Omar and the Sacred Vine
9. 08 – The Mildness of the Yellow Press
10. 09 – The Moods of Mr. George Moore
11. 10 – On Sandals and Simplicity
12. 11 – Science and the Savages
13. 12 – Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson
14. 13 – Celts and Celtophiles
15. 14 – On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family
16. 15 – On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set
17. 16 – On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity
18. 17 – On the Wit of Whistler
19. 18 – The Fallacy of the Young Nation
20. 19 – Slum Novelists and the Slums
21. 20 – Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy

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The Author Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere “rollicking journalist,” he was actually a prolific and gifted writer in virtually every area of literature. A man of strong opinions and enormously talented at defending them, his exuberant personality nevertheless allowed him to maintain warm friendships with people–such as George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells–with whom he vehemently disagreed. Chesterton had no difficulty standing up for what he believed. He was one of the few journalists to oppose the Boer War. His 1922 “Eugenics and Other Evils” attacked what was at that time the most progressive of all ideas, the idea that the human race could and should breed a superior version of itself. In the Nazi experience, history demonstrated the wisdom of his once “reactionary” views.Chesterton wrote several works of Christian apologetics, the best known of which are “Othodoxy”, “Heretics”, and “The Everlasting Man”.