G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton is remembered today for his novels but during his lifetime he was primarily known as an essayist. He wrote constantly, about politics, society, literature, and religion. He argued that the influence of religion on public life would be replaced by the influence of advertisements.

Pete Townshend similarily put forth as the central theme of his aborted ‘Lifehouse’ project (that eventually became the ‘Who’s Next’ album) that entertainment would eventually replace religion.

Amen…er, Encore!

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Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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2 Responses to G. K. Chesterton

  1. naamaire says:

    I think it’s important to point out that Chesterton also said that replacing religion with advertising would lead to a host of social problems, most of which have, in face, come to pass.

  2. cwmackowski says:

    Yeah, he called that right.

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