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Jul 09

Good Ol' Gilbert

Here’s some info on an Catholic author for whom I gain more respect every time I
read another of his books.

“Who
is this guy and why haven?t I heard of him?”


A pithy bio of G.K. Chesterton by Dale Ahlquist

President, American Chesterton Society

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.

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