Friday, July 3, 2015

A Voice from the Past - Chesterton

As long as empires go about urging their ideas on others, I always have a notion that the ideas are no good. If they were really so splendid, they would make the country preaching them a wonder of the world. That is the true ideal; a great nation ought not to be a hammer, but a magnet.

G. K Chesterton, 1874-1936, Alarms and Discursions, The Sentimentalist, ( Project Gutenburg, 2006)

Is there truth in this? How should it be put into practice?

2 comments:

  1. a great nation ought not to be a hammer, but a magnet

    Love that. Seems that we should be able to say that about Christianity.

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