‘Resist a tyranny before it exists,’ G.K. Chesterton, “Eugenics and Other Evils,” Vol. 4 “Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton,” Ignatius Press, SAN FRANCISCO

Published September 20, 2014 by goyodelarosa

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September 17 at 10:07am ·

“The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt.

People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late.

It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists.

It is no answer to say, with a distant optimism, that the scheme is only in the air.

A blow from a hatchet can only be parried while it is in the air.”
—G.K. Chesterton

From his book, “Eugenics and Other Evils“, found in Volume 4 of “The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton”

The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, Vol. 4

What’s Wrong with the World, Superstition of Divorce, Eugenics and Other Evils

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Author: G. K. Chesterton
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The first of two volumes devoted to Chesterton’s political, sociological, and economical writings.

Gilbert K. Chesterton staunchly opposed any assaults by the trendsetters on the common man.

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