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Author:
Gilbert Chesterton
ISBN13:
978-1421271934
ISBN:
1421271931
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Adamant Media Corporation (November 30, 2005)
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Anthropology
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QUESTION: Is it true that The Times once sent out an inquiry to famous authors, asking the question, What’s wrong with the world today? and Chesterton responded simply, Dear Sir, I a. It is also entirely possible that it actually happened with another author, but has been attributed to Chesterton because it is typical of both his humility and his wit and because it is associated with the title of a book he wrote in 1910, What’s Wrong with the World. If anyone out there can provide further information on this one, please let us know.

Chesterton eloquently opposed materialism, snobbery, hypocrisy, and any adversary of freedom and simplicity in modern society. As readable and rewarding today as when they were written over a century ago. G. K. Chesterton's What's Wrong With The World for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. Download the What's Wrong With The World ebook free.

I originally called this book What is Wrong, and it would have satisfied your sardonic temper to note the number of social misunderstandings that arose from the use of the title. Many a mild lady visitor opened her eyes when I remarked casually, I have been doing ‘What is Wrong’ all this morning. And one minister of religion moved quite sharply in his chair when I told him (as he understood it) that I had to run upstairs and do what was wrong, but should be down again in a minute.

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Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Chesterton was not only a talented writer but also philosopher, journalist, poet and master of detective stories. For his ideas he was called the "prince of paradox". What's Wrong with the World was published for the first time in 1910 and despite it the stories do not seem to be old-fashioned. In most of his essays Chesterton rises the questions of morality and the role of moral standards in the society which is also a burning problem for the modern world. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

What is wrong is that we do not ask what is right. This really resonated with me. It’s easy to see the world for its brokenness.

Chesterton - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as . Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox. What is wrong is that we do not ask what is right. But looking through history, a lot of significant strides were made and it’s easy to lose sight of that. Regardless of how bad things are, they were a lot worse hundreds and even thousands of years ago.

0 0 5 Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton. Download books offline, listen to several books continuously, choose stories for your kids, or try out a book that you didn't thought you would like to listen to. In What's Wrong With The World Chesterton rightly points out that what people see as "wrong with the world" are only the symptoms of a deeper problem. With a keen wit and lively prose he cuts directly to the true problems that society must deal with and his solutions feel utterly correct.

88 quotes from What's Wrong with the World: ‘The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. What's Wrong with the World Quotes Showing 1-30 of 88. The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.

by. Chesterton, G. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936.

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I have called this book What Is Wrong with the World? and the upshot of the title can be easily and clearly stated. There has arisen in our time a most singular fancy: the fancy that when things go very wrong we need a practical man. It would be far truer to say, that when things go very wrong we need an unpractical man. Certainly, at least, we need a theorist.

This Elibron Classics edition is a facsimile reprint of a 1910 edition by Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig.
  • I had to read this book with a slight grain of salt considering it was written over 100 years ago. It’s obvious that times have changed and thankfully some of the issues of that time period are now obsolete. With that being said, the first third of the book really appealed to me especially in the realm of philosophy and political thought. The rest of the book was a bit more difficult to read through and digest. Overall it was a decent read and quite an insight into one of the greater minds of the 20th century. My biggest take away was a quote from the beginning of the book which stated, “I have called this book ‘What Is Wrong with the World?’ and the upshot of the title can be easily and clearly stated. What is wrong is that we do not ask what is right.” This really resonated with me. It’s easy to see the world for its brokenness. But looking through history, a lot of significant strides were made and it’s easy to lose sight of that. Regardless of how bad things are, they were a lot worse hundreds and even thousands of years ago. I appreciate that reminder.

  • I think you either like GK Chesterton's style or you don't. This was my pick for book club and most of the ladies in the group disliked it. (They seem to be stuck on Oprah Book Club picks. Yuk.) However, at least one of them is now hooked on GK Chesterton. Her comment, said in awe: "People today don't think like this. They don't delve into subjects so thoroughly." This was my first Chesterton read and it took me about two or three essays in to figure out his wicked sense of humor. From there on, it was a delight to read. He really has a very logical mind, a clear way of presenting his arguments, and that ever-present sense of humor. It was startling how many of the topics he touched on in this book, written around 1910, are still relevant today. Some things never change.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of essays. There may be certain points on which many readers will disagree with Chesterton, such as on gender roles, or with which they become uncomfortable, such as when he uses the word "savages", but if you are familiar with works of older centuries I believe you'll appreciate his intentions. At no point did I see blatant attacks of hatred; rather, Chesterton is proud of Western civilization and defends it in comparison to other cultures, which at the time of writing had taken a back seat. Anyway, no matter what your sensitivities may be, no one can deny that Chesterton has a way of making his points with such levity, in a rambling conversational tone, that the point is made before you realize where that giant page of a paragraph is headed. His writing always engages. One of my favorite passages seemed archaic and probably elitist, but it's one of my favorites: Chesterton compares an umbrella to a walking stick and observes that often the most useful things are so commonplace that we take them for granted and neglect to appreciate them, while we cherish impractical objects of pleasure. He continues on this for a very compelling case. I wish I could do it justice! Anyway, I recommend it wholly :)

  • Chesterton was a genius. This book is timeless, prophetic, and hilarious. He takes a very no-nonsense approach to life, morals and society. Of course, he makes some references that make you realize that it was written in the early 1900's, but nearly all of it is applicable today. Don't let the title distract you...he presents his world view in a way to get you to think very seriously about what your own is, and what it should be. Don't let the humor fool you...he tackles serious subjects in a deep, thought-provoking way. Yes, you can lightly read it just for the entertainment, but do yourself a favor and do a thorough study of his writing. You'll get a lot out of it, as well as a chuckle or two. Some may superficially think he has an archaic, repressive view of women; read deeper, and you will see how much he values and reveres women. I love the part about how men put on skirts when they wish to impress others! This book is free, but would be worth any price.