“A lord over ten cities”

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The Hebdomadal Chesterton

All human beings will agree that a Specialist can be trusted too much; though this will not prevent All Political Parties from trusting him with everything they want to shirk. But, indeed, we are past the point of trusting experts as experts. We have come to trusting experts even in the things about which they are amateurs… A man is not only autocratic on one subject, but on all other subjects by right of that subject; and is allowed to be a lord over ten cities because he has been something like a monomaniac over one. This is no exaggeration; a glance at popular magazines and public controversies will give you scores of instances of it. The religion of Haeckel the biologist is more important than his biology. The journalism of a famous cricketer is more prominent than his cricket. Every week or so a paper has what is called…

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3 pensieri riguardo ““A lord over ten cities”

    Rudy Carrera ha detto:
    febbraio 25, 2016 alle 9:09 am

    Chesterton is the man of this age. We could use his wisdom now.

      paolomerolla ha risposto:
      febbraio 25, 2016 alle 10:35 am

      Well said, brother!

        Rudy Carrera ha detto:
        febbraio 25, 2016 alle 8:55 pm

        Brother, it is you who remind me that Chesterton was a gift from God!

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