Saturday, July 12, 2008

Gladstonian Ghosts

As of yesterday's post, "Gladstonian Ghosts - Some Materials and a Possibility", all chapters of Cecil Chesterton's first book "Gladstonian Ghosts" are available on this blog. Soon, I will begin posting Chesterton's 1914 polemic "The Prussian Hath Said in His Heart." Although many scholars, such as Father Brocard Sewell, have dismissed this work as "anti-German propaganda", the arguments employed by Chesterton against Prussia serve as evidence of Chesterton's philosophic maturing from a Socialist who claimed "there are no natural rights of man" (Gladstonian Ghosts - Social Reconstruction) to a Catholic whose introductory argument against Prussia relies on an acceptance of both natural rights and natural law.

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