The Outline of Sanity

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The Outline of Sanity might rightly be called A Manual of Distributism, for it outlines the essential principles of G. K. Chesterton's social vision known as Distributism. It is a book of sweeping vision - putting into words the common suspicion that there must be an alternative to the increasingly fast-paced and often meaningless blur of modern life.
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Overview

The Outline of Sanity might rightly be called A Manual of Distributism, for it outlines the essential principles of G. K. Chesterton's social vision known as Distributism. It is a book of sweeping vision - putting into words the common suspicion that there must be an alternative to the increasingly fast-paced and often meaningless blur of modern life.
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Editorial Reviews

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“A clear and compelling explanation of Distributism, that misunderstood, misrepresented idea.”  —Dale Ahlquist, president, American Chesterton Society

“The time is ripe for American Catholics to be introduced to G. K. Chesterton.”  —Barbara E. Rose, cruxnews.com

“A must-read for even the most vague of Chestertonians.”  —Gilbert Magazine

“At once enduring, topical, and brilliant.”  —New Oxford Review

“A truly rich book! It is full of unique wisdom that applies as much today as when it was first written.”  —David Rockett, president, the Agrarian Foundation

James G. Hanink
At once enduring, topical, and brilliant.
New Oxford Review
McCloskey
A must-read for even the most vague of Chestertonians.
Gilbert Magazine
Barbara Rose
The time is ripe for American Catholics to be introduced to G. K. Chesterton.
cruxnews.com
Bill Daly, Bill
Chesterton's vision of Distributism is a powerful one that justly demands consideration.
Triumph of the Past
Phelan
It is not merely polemics at its best, but philosophy at its most inspirational, theology at its most profound and answers at their most practical.
www.seattlecatholic.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971489400
  • Publisher: Ihs Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

G. K. Chesterton's writing career spanned 35 years and included nearly 100 books and thousands of articles in 125 different periodicals, on topics ranging from travel, economics, and politics to religion and philosophy.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
I Some General Ideas
Ch. 1 The Beginning of the Quarrel 25
Ch. 2 The Peril of the Hour 38
Ch. 3 The Chance of Recovery 49
Ch. 4 On A Sense of Proportion 58
II Some Aspects of Big Business
Ch. 1 The Bluff of the Big Shops 67
Ch. 2 A Misunderstanding About Method 73
Ch. 3 A Case in Point 81
Ch. 4 The Tyranny of Trusts 86
III Some Aspects of the Land
Ch. 1 The Simple Truth 97
Ch. 2 Vows and Volunteers 103
Ch. 3 The Real Life on the Land 112
IV Some Aspects of Machinery
Ch. 1 The Wheel of Fate 121
Ch. 2 The Romance of Machinery 128
Ch. 3 The Holiday of the Slave 136
Ch. 4 The Free Man and the Ford Car 142
V A Note on Emigration
Ch. 1 The Need of A New Spirit 151
Ch. 2 The Religion of Small Property 160
VI A Summary 171
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