What's Wrong with the World

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Overview

Chesterton gives his remarkably perceptive analysis on social and moral issues more relevant today than even in his own time. In his light and humorous style, yet deadly serious and philosophical, he comments on feminism and true womanhood, errors in education, the importance of the child and other issues, using incisive arguments against the trendsetters' assaults against the family.

Chesterton possessed the genius to foresee the dangers if modernist proposals were implemented. He knew that lax moral standards would lead to the dehumanization of man, and in this book he staunchly defends the family, its constituent elements and character over against those ideas and institutions that would subvert it and thereby deliver man into the hands of the servile state. In addressing what is wrong, he also shows clearly what is right, sane and sensible and how to change things in that direction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604591668
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Geboren am 29.05.1874 in London; gestorben am 14.06.1936 in Beaconsfield.

Chesterton war der Sohn eines Auktionators. Er besuchte die Kunstschule und arbeitete als Karrikaturist und Journalist. Ab 1900 war er hauptberuflich Schriftsteller. Er heiratete 1901. Chesterton betÃĪtigte sich in allen literarischen Sparten. Bekannt geworden ist er ist er vor allem durch seine Detektivgeschichten des "Father Brown".

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Table of Contents


The Homelessness of Man
The Medical Mistake     3
Wanted, An Unpractical Man     7
The New Hypocrite     13
The Fear of the Past     19
The Unfinished Temple     27
The Enemies of Property     33
The Free Family     37
The Wildness of Domesticity     42
History of Hudge and Gudge     47
Oppression by Optimism     52
The Homelessness of Jones     55
Imperialism: Or the Mistake About Man
The Charm of Jingoism     61
Wisdom and the Weather     65
The Common Vision     72
The Insane Necessity     76
Feminism: Or the Mistake About Woman
The Unmilitary Suffragette     85
The Universal Stick     88
The Emancipation of Domesticity     95
The Romance of Thrift     101
The Coldness of Chloe     107
The Pedant and the Savage     112
The Modern Surrender of Woman     116
The Brand of the Fleur de Lys     119
Sincerity and the Gallows     123
The Higher Anarchy     126
The Queen and the Suffragettes     131
The Modern Slave     133
Education: Or theMistake About the Child
The Calvinism of To-day     139
The Tribal Terror     142
The Tricks of Environment     145
The Truth About Education     147
An Evil Cry     150
Authority the Unavoidable     153
The Humility of Mrs. Grundy     158
The Broken Rainbow     162
The Need for Narrowness     166
The Case for the Public Schools     169
The School for Hypocrites     175
The Staleness of the New Schools     181
The Outlawed Parent     185
Folly and Female Education     189
The Home of Man
The Empire of the Insect     195
The Fallacy of the Umbrella Stand     202
The Dreadful Duty of Gudge     207
A Doubt     210
Conclusion     212
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