Our mixed up society helps produce mixed up people. We are mixed up about religion, education, sex, and two other very basic things: politics and economics. We are basically insane when it comes to the role of money and laws and our daily bread. Sanity is about wholeness, completeness. Insanity is about narrowness and brokenness. It is Distributism.
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Start your review of The Outline of Sanity Write a review Shelves: non-fiction , motivational , philosophy , thought-provoking This book certainly makes you stop and ponder; even more so when you realise that not much, if anything has changed since it was written over 90 years ago. Corporate monoliths are alive and well; advertisers still Written in the usual Chestertonian style it does not have the wit of some of his other works and rightly so; this is a serious work This book certainly makes you stop and ponder; even more so when you realise that not much, if anything has changed since it was written over 90 years ago.
I am merely pointing out that if we came to the conclusion that big shops ought to be boycotted, we could boycott them as easily as we should I hope shops selling instruments of torture or poisons for private use in the home. This book is a summation of an ongoing series of debates that Chesterton engaged in with a range of Capitalists and Socialists on the question of a proposed third Although Chesterton wrote this book in the early twentieth century, it remains just as relevant today in a world where we continue to see massive consolidation, corporations too big to fail, relentless standardization of the products that shape our lives, and the increasing machine mentality to make the so called medicine go down.
This book is a summation of an ongoing series of debates that Chesterton engaged in with a range of Capitalists and Socialists on the question of a proposed third alternative that he and others advocated for, called "Distributivism. On this approach, Chesterton imagines a flourishing society of small shopkeepers and people that are committed to the land that is able to sustain them.
In both, there is a fascinating criticism of the way in which we relate to modern technology and this should be studied further as we look for a more meaningful life than cycles of boom and bust consumption in the 21st century. This book is not quite as tight as Orthodoxy was, but nonetheless, every few paragraphs there are deep and penetrating insights that are worth pondering and that make this a worthwhile read from beginning to end.
Some of his more weighty suggestions, as he says of Christianity itself, "were not tried and found wanting, but found difficult, and left untried. Ultimately, he says, people need to have something real to work for in order to be trusted to work at all. Sounds downright reasonable. This book asks a very simple question: are you willing to give up your freedom for security?
Chesterton shows how both Capitalism and Socialism take freedom from the individual for the promise of security most often false security - either physical or material. This leads to a broader question: is it better to be uncomfortable and free, or comfortable and a slave.
Chesterton states that men easily accept despotism and This is the type of book that changes how you think about the world. Chesterton states that men easily accept despotism and slavery. We see this acceptance all around us. Let us heed the words of this book and once again assert that we are men, and that freedom is worth fighting for.
Lecture 47: The Outline of Sanity
Gazil It was private ownershipon a small and stable scale, that he wanted to promote. He chestertkn edited his own newspaper, G. He argues that the economic order is bound by moral law and that man should be served by the economy rather than serving it. Alfred rated it liked it. The Outline of Sanity : G. Chesterton : Want to Read saving….
The Outline of Sanity