Monday, 30 March 2009

A Most Extraordinary Fact

“It is a most extraordinary fact that all modern talk about self-determination is applied to everything except the self.”

G.K. Chesterton, “Government and the Rights of Man”, Illustrated London News, 30th July 1921, reproduced online at The American Chesterton Society.

1 comment:

James Higham said...

Chesterton was wise, even if his fiction was contrived. And I adored that hat.