school is only a preparation for the home

From “Uneducating the Educated” in Common Sense 101: Lessons from G. K. Chesterton by Dale Ahlquist (103-107): “The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their common sense” [Illustrated London News, September 7, 1929]. What common sense tells us is that most people have this simple basic desire: to have aContinue reading “school is only a preparation for the home”

the things we already have

Learning to love “the things we already have” is always the fount and foundation of contentment, happiness, and wonder: The whole object of real art, of real romance—and, above all, of real religion—is to prevent people from losing the humility and gratitude which are thankful for daylight and daily bread; to prevent them from regardingContinue reading “the things we already have”