In this important book, G.K. Chesterton offers a remarkably perceptive analysis of social and moral issues, even more relevant today than in his own time. With a light, humorous tone but a deadly serious philosophy, he comments on errors in education, on feminism vs. true womanhood, on the importance of the child, and other issues, using incisive arguments against the trendsetters' assaults on the common man and the family.
Chesterton possessed the genius to foresee the dangers of implementing modernist proposals. He knew that lax moral standards would lead to the dehumanization of man. In this book, he staunchly defends the family against those ideas and institutions that would subvert it and thereby deliver man into the hands of the servile state. In addressing what is wrong, he also shows clearly what is right, and how to change things in that direction.
Public Domain (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Chillingly contemporary for a work from this era. Poignant. Challenging. Excellent audio performance as well.
"We moderns need this counsel."
We need to understand a more traditional view of the nature of mankind. Is it possible that our wisdom has not kept pace with technology? Has our arrogance about our place in history of science blinded us to the failure of some of our social ideas? Is it possible that what we deem as archaic or obsolete could instruct us and provide some sanity?
"A paradigm changing book"
Chesterton stops short of prescribing solutions but suscinctly describes the enduring problems of the world in a witty and creative way. I highly recommend this book.
I read the whole thing. The last portion of the book is the most insightful, but you have to get through some nonsense and plenty of painful argument against women's suffrage.
This was truly a great book! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to challenge their worldview.
"Good book, but this recording won't dowload"
This book, like anything by G.K. Chesterton, is pretty good. Unfortunately, this particular version won't download correctly so I can't listen to it as an audiobook or give it a better review
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