Saturday, October 31, 2009

What I Said

Lee blogs some thoughts about something I've often thought and feared myself about Chesterton.
It almost seems that his eminently quotable nature makes it easy to focus more on what he said and less on what he had to say. For too often the quotations are simply treated as quips that are now divorced from the larger contexts of cogent discussions of some significant topics.
I have this feeling almost weekly as I, like Lee, often search the Internet for Chesterton to see what people are saying about him or his work. Most often what I find is some quote of his used to the writer's benefit, and not an engagement with his ideas.

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