Just in Case you have not read Chesterton
If any of you, dear readers, have not heard of G.K. Chesterton, and have not read him, I urge you, to your immense benefit and pleasure, to correct the omission at once. Why have you not heard of him? I cannot find better words than those of Dale Ahlquist
President, American Chesterton Society, whose essay I quote here in full, without comment and without further ado:
"Who is this guy and why haven’t I heard of him?"
I’ve heard the question more than once. It is asked by people who have just started to discover G.K. Chesterton. They have begun reading a Chesterton book, or perhaps have seen an issue of Gilbert! Magazine, or maybe they’ve only encountered a series of pithy quotations that marvelously articulate some forgotten bit of common sense. They ask the question with a mixture of wonder, gratitude and . . . resentment. They are amazed by what they have discovered. They are thankful to have discovered it. And they are almost angry that it has taken so long for them to make the discovery. ( Collapse )