Tag Archives: G.K. Chesterton

Horrible history: G. K. Chesterton and the modern history lesson

By Ann Farmer In The Everlasting Man G. K. Chesterton says the most important thing to ask about history is “what it felt like”; he believed that in the study of history “we need a new thing” – something that … Continue reading

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Ann Farmer: Chesterton, Rhodes and the rise of the modern racist

As the controversy over Cecil Rhodes and racism rumbles on – the latest news is that ‘Rhodes will not fall’[1] – it is interesting to recall that although both have been castigated as racists, Chesterton was an anti-Imperialist. Famously, he … Continue reading

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History in the dock: Chesterton, Rhodes and the trial of politically incorrect history

By Ann Farmer The ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign wants to remove the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes, who gave his name to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia), from Oxford university. Oriel College benefits from Rhodes money, but his reputation as … Continue reading

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