Do We Agree? A Debate Between G.K. Chesterton and Bernard


  • 47 pages
  • Do We Agree? A Debate Between G.K. Chesterton and Bernard Shaw with Hilaire Belloc in the Chair
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • English
  • 21 September 2019
  • 084143574X

10 thoughts on “Do We Agree? A Debate Between G.K. Chesterton and Bernard Shaw with Hilaire Belloc in the Chair

  1. Linda Robinson Linda Robinson says:

    Delightful Three of the finest minds in literature play ping pong with collectivism, and who or what needs to control production Each brings his own secular and religious bent to the subject, and while Chesterton and Shaw admire and respect verbally each other, both skewer each other s defense of same I was reminded of Lady Bracknell s voice in The Importance of Being Earnest my nephew, you appear to be displaying signs of triviality While the gentlemen poke satirically at each other, th Delightful Three of the finest minds in literature play ping pong with collectivism, and who or what needs to control production Each brings his own secular and religious bent to the subject, and while Chesterton and Shaw admire and respect verbally each other, both skewer each other s defense of same I was reminded of Lady Bracknell s voice in The Importance of Being Earnest my nephew, you appear to be displaying signs of triviality While the gentlemen poke satirically at each other, the true subject is deep Do peasants want to manage the farm Coal miners the mine Is distribution of ownership or product the goal of collectivism Belloc sums up brilliantly, and while claiming that the subject matter will be as dead as the 3 of them posthaste, we have, as he predicted, moved from the importance of coal to the reign of oil and its acquisition Belloc said that one of three things will happen in the future Here we are In the future And he was right Fun, engaging, and oh so not trivial This book came to me from a college library, and the routing slip on the front instructs to return to offsite storage upon return A shame to have such wisdom relegated to the distant stacks


  2. Guanhui Guanhui says:

    Two intellectual giants clash in a cacophony of words and phrases while being moderated by another giant, in his own right Although the debate topic may be antiquated, certain ideas resonate with our time in light of contemporary events e.g Occupy Wall Street I was suitably amused by Hilaire Belloc s moderation Merely reading his scathing sarcasm was highly satisfying Consider Belloc s closing I was told when I accepted this onerous officethat I was to sum up I shall do nothing of the sor Two intellectual giants clash in a cacophony of words and phrases while being moderated by another giant, in his own right Although the debate topic may be antiquated, certain ideas resonate with our time in light of contemporary events e.g Occupy Wall Street I was suitably amused by Hilaire Belloc s moderation Merely reading his scathing sarcasm was highly satisfying Consider Belloc s closing I was told when I accepted this onerous officethat I was to sum up I shall do nothing of the sort.In a very few years from now this debate will be antiquated.I will now recite you a poem Our civilization Is built upon coal Let us chant in rotation Our civilization That lump of damnation Without any soul, Our civilization Is built upon coal In a very few years, It will float upon oil Then give three hearty cheers, In a very few years We shall mop up our tears And have done with our toil In a very few years It will float upon oil


  3. Oscar Manuel Oscar Manuel says:

    Por donde se lea, las disputas entre Chesterton y Shaw tienen la gracia y la seriedad de un tiro de compas , en el que no importan las razones por las que peleen ni quien gane al final, el di logo por s mismo vale el precio del condenado librito que, gracias al dios chestertoniano o al loco shawsiano, Hillaire Belloc recuper.


  4. Bill Lawrence Bill Lawrence says:

    A curious little tome that shows two great intellectuals from the early 20th Century arguing with tongues in cheeks about socialism vs distributism what happened to that Sounds very applicable to today but close to counting angels in pin heads The most telling element is Hilaire Belloc s summing up when he suggest that the debate will seem antiquated within 5 15 years Well, the world was in the thick of war by then creating a major distraction but the debate still seems pertinent today A curious little tome that shows two great intellectuals from the early 20th Century arguing with tongues in cheeks about socialism vs distributism what happened to that Sounds very applicable to today but close to counting angels in pin heads The most telling element is Hilaire Belloc s summing up when he suggest that the debate will seem antiquated within 5 15 years Well, the world was in the thick of war by then creating a major distraction but the debate still seems pertinent today the language doesn t


  5. Ángel Ángel says:

    La conversaci n que sostienen Chesterton y Bernard Shaw, o mejor dicho la disputa que entablan en estas p ginas recuperadas por Hilaire Belloc, es, antes que una ri a argumental, un denso juego entre dos viejos amigos que se ponen a prueba mutuamente Pero tal vez, como Belloc manifiesta, lo importante no es el tema que discuten, sino el modo en que estos dos apasionados llevan el di logo hacia una expresi n sublime de la inteligencia.


  6. Emerson John Tiu Ng Emerson John Tiu Ng says:

    the debate of Mr Shaw and GK Chesterton himself where Chesterton highlights the fallacious arguments of Mr Shaw


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Do We Agree? A Debate Between G.K. Chesterton and Bernard Shaw with Hilaire Belloc in the Chair➽ [Download] ✤ Do We Agree? A Debate Between G.K. Chesterton and Bernard Shaw with Hilaire Belloc in the Chair By G.K. Chesterton ➲ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Gilbert Keith Chesterton May June was an English writer His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, biography, C Gilbert Keith ChestertonMay Junewas an English Agree? A eBook ✓ writer His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fictionChesterton has been called the prince of paradoxTime magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories first carefully turning them inside out.


About the Author: G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was Agree? A eBook ✓ born in London, educated at St Paul s, and went to art school at University College London In , he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time He wrote a hundred books, contributions to , hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, Do We eBook È including a popular series featuring the priest detective, Father Brown In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist He wrote over newspaper essays, including years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and years of weekly columns for the Daily News He also edited his own newspaper, GK s WeeklyChesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.