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In the aptly titled treatise What's Wrong With the World, one of the twentieth century's most memorable and prolific writers takes on education, government, big business, feminism, and a host of other topics. A steadfast champion of the working man, family, and faith, Chesterton eloquently opposed materialism, snobbery, hypocrisy, and any adversary of freedom and simplicity in modern society.

Culled from the thousands of essays he contributed to newspapers and periodicals over his lifetime, the critical works collected for this edition pulse with the author's unique brand of clever commentary. As readable and rewarding today as when they were written over a century ago, these pieces offer Chesterton's unparalleled analysis of contemporary ideals, his incisive critique of modern efficiency, and his humorous but heartfelt defense of the common man against trendsetting social assaults.

Synopsis:

Chesterton's style is light and humorous — but also deadly serious and philosophical — as he provides witty commentary on feminism, education, family, and other timeless topics.

Synopsis:

This remarkably perceptive analysis of social and moral issues by the noted British novelist and critic is as relevant today as it was in the author's era. Chesterton's style is light and humorous — but also deadly serious and philosophical — as he provides witty commentary on feminism, education, family, and other timeless topics.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Homelessnes of Man

1. The Medical Mistake

2. Wanted, an Unpractical Man

3. The New Hypocrite

4. The Fear of the Past

5. The Unfinished Temple

6. The Enemies of Property

7. The Free Family

8. The Wildness of Domesticity

9. History of Hudge and Gudge

10. Oppression by Optimism

11. The Homelessness of Jones

Part II: Imperialism: Or the Mistake About Man

1. The Charm of Jingoism

2. Wisdom and the Weather

3. The Common Vision

4. The Insane Necessity

Part III: Feminism: Or the Mistake About Woman

1. The Unmilitary Suffragette

2. The Universal Stick

3. The Emancipation of Domesticity

4. The Romance of Thrift

5. The Coldness of Chloe

6. The Pedant and the Savage

7. The Modern Surrender of Woman

8. The Brand of the Fleur de Lys

9. Sincerity and the Gallows

10. The Higher Anarchy

11. The Queen and the Suffragettes

12. The Modern Slave

Part IV: Education: Or the Mistake About the Child

1. The Calvinism of To-day

2. The Tribal Terror

3. The Tricks of Environment

4. The Truth About Education

5. An Evil Cry

6. Authority the Unavoidable

7. The Humility of Mrs. Grundy

8. The Broken Rainbow

9. The Need for Narrowness

10. The Case for the Public Schools

11. The School for Hypocrites

12. The Staleness of the New Schools

13. The Outlawed Parent

14. Folly and Female Education

Part V: The Home of Man

1. The Empire of the Insect

2. The Fallacy of the Umbrella Stand

3. The Dreadful Duty of Gudge

4. A Doubt

5. Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486454276
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
C
Author:
hesterton, G. K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social problems
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.5 lb

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Chesterton's style is light and humorous — but also deadly serious and philosophical — as he provides witty commentary on feminism, education, family, and other timeless topics.

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This remarkably perceptive analysis of social and moral issues by the noted British novelist and critic is as relevant today as it was in the author's era. Chesterton's style is light and humorous — but also deadly serious and philosophical — as he provides witty commentary on feminism, education, family, and other timeless topics.

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