The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue
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Friday, 6 April 2012

GK's Weekly, Tyranny


The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists. It is no answer to say, with a distant optimism, that the scheme is only in the air. A blow from a hatchet can only be parried while it is in the air.
GK Chesterton, Eugenics and Other Evils (1922)

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