Tuesday, June 13, 2006

For the sanity

I have taken upon a new habbit, if I can keep it. For my sanity I have decided to read a chapter of G.K. Chesterton every day. Lately I have been reading What's Wrong With The World, easily accessed through project Guttenburg. His arguments against futurists apply to all forms of statism. Today's quote:
There is one metaphor of which the moderns are very fond; they are always saying, "You can't put the clock back." The simple and obvious answer is "You can." A clock, being a piece of human construction, can be restored by the human finger to any figure or hour. In the same way society, being a piece of human construction, can be reconstructed upon any plan that has ever existed.
JN

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