Thursday, July 06, 2006

GKChesterton on Social Reform

Written in 1914, and unchanging:

The great mark of modern social reformers is that they always desire to drive in a certain direction rather than to a certain goal. They wish to advertise their cause even more than they wish to advance it.

The other great mark of the modern social reform is that it is never defended on its merits.

Senate Democrats, anyone?

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