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Vol. I, No. 10

Chesterton: Pacifism and the Right Kind of War

2008 Jul 28, 18:25 Mon tags: , ,

...he defends the only sort of war I thoroughly despise, the bullying of small states for their oil or gold; and he despises the only sort of war that I really defend, a war of civilisations and religions, to determine the moral destiny of mankind.   more »

Vol. I, No. 10

Chesterton: On Fighting from Fear and Patriotic Criticism

2008 Jul 08, 16:11 Tue tags: , ,

The atmospheric ugliness that surrounds our scientific war is an emanation from that evil panic which is at the heart of it.   more »

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