What is it that angers Chesterton and fills him with grim forebodings for the future of his island? Many things and, especially, many persons. But chiefly the capitalists, the upper middle class, the usurers, or however they be termed, and the fear of the servile state, the state in which art and literature and science and efficiency and morality and everything else that has value in the eyes of mortal man become the humble servants of the money-changers, in short, the qutopia of usurers.q --The Dial, 1918.I do not think even the ordinary Elementary School, with its compulsory education , will grow. ... to erecttheir constructive capitalist community, Ispeak quite seriously whenI say thatIthink Prison will become an almost universal experience .
|Title||:||Utopia of Usurers and other Essays|
|Author||:||G. K. Chesterton|
|Publisher||:||Start Classics - 2014-02-18|