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Whats Wrong With The World - Gilbert K Chesterton

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To C. G. Masterman, M. P.

Chapter 1 A book of modern social inquiry has a shape that is somewhat sharply defined.à

Chapter 2 There is a popular philosophical joke intended to typify the endless and useless arguments ofà

Chapter 3 But this new cloudy political cowardice has rendered useless the old English compromise.à

Chapter 4 The last few decades have been marked by a special cultivation of the romance ofà

Chapter 5 The task of modern idealists indeed is made much too easy for them by theà

Chapter 6 But it is for this especial reason that such an explanation is necessary on theà

Chapter 7 As I have said, I propose to take only one central instanceà

Chapter 8 In the course of this crude study we shall have to touch on what isà

Chapter 9 There is, let us say, a certain filthy rookery in Hoxtonà

Chapter 10 But we are not here concerned with the nature and existence of the aristocracyà

Chapter 11 Thus the Future of which we spoke at the beginning has in England at leastà

Chapter 12 I have cast about widely to find a title for this sectionà

Chapter 13 It is admitted, one may hope, that common things are never commonplace.à

Chapter 14 Now this masculine love of an open and level camaraderie is the life within allà

Chapter 15 The common conception among the dregs of Darwinian culture is that men have slowly workedà

Chapter 16 It will be better to adopt in this chapter the same process that appeared aà

Chapter 17 Cast your eye round the room in which you sità

Chapter 18 And it should be remarked in passing that this force upon a man to developà

Chapter 19 The larger part of womankind, however, have had to fight for things slightly more intoxicatingà

Chapter 20 We hear much of the human error which accepts what is sham and what isà

Chapter 21 We say then that the female holds up with two strong arms these two pillarsà

Chapter 22 But in this corner called England, at this end of the centuryà

Chapter 23 Seemingly from the dawn of man all nations have had governmentsà

Chapter 24 When, therefore, it is said that the tradition against Female Suffrage keeps women out ofà

Chapter 25 But there is a further fact; forgotten also because we moderns forget that there isà

Chapter 26 But, indeed, with this educational matter I must of necessity embroil myself later.à

Chapter 27 Now I have only taken the test case of Female Suffrage because it is topicalà

Chapter 28 When I wrote a little volume on my friend Mr.à

Chapter 29 Popular science, like that of Mr.à

Chapter 30 After all the modern clatter of Calvinism, therefore, it is only with the born childà

Chapter 31 When a man is asked to write down what he really thinks on educationà

Chapter 32 The fashionable fallacy is that by education we can give people something that we haveà

Chapter 33 But the important point here is only that you cannot anyhow get rid of authorityà

Chapter 34 In short, the new education is as harsh as the oldà

Chapter 35 I will take one case that will serve both as symbol and exampleà

Chapter 36 Through all this chaos, then we come back once more to our main conclusion.à

Chapter 37 The word success can of course be used in two senses.à

Chapter 38 These are the FALSE accusations; the accusation of classicismà

Chapter 39 For this deep and disabling reason therefore, its cynical and abandoned indifference to the truthà

Chapter 40 There is one thing at least of which there is never so much as aà

Chapter 41 It is the same in the case of girls.à

Chapter 42 A cultivated Conservative friend of mine once exhibited great distress because in a gay momentà

Chapter 43 When Lord Morley said that the House of Lords must be either mended or endedà

Chapter 44 In the quarrel earlier alluded to between the energetic Progressive and the obstinate Conservative orà

Chapter 45 And now, as this book is drawing to a closeà

Chapter 46 Here, it may be said, my book ends just where it ought to begin.à

Chapter 47 Not wishing to overload this long essay with too many parenthesesà

Chapter 48 On re-reading my protest, which I honestly think much neededà

Chapter 49 I have not dealt with any details touching distributed ownershipà

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