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The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
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Jan 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: mysteries
Read from January 24 to 30, 2011

I think we forget what a scary time Chesterton was living in. Anarchists weren't just cute little spike-haired punks throwing rocks at a Starbucks, but they were blowing up American presidents and Russian czars. This book, funny as it may be at times, betrays a deep sense that everything was going wrong and what could we stand to do about it? The speeches in the 3rd chapter are especially rhetorically clever.
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