democracy of the dead

Orthodoxy¬†by G.K. Chesterton (Chapter 4, “The Ethics of Elfland”): Tradition means giving a vote to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. …Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men beingContinue reading “democracy of the dead”