Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Remote and ineffectual Don that dared attack my Chesterton

It has been pointed out to me that I am remiss in merely mentioning the recent New Yorker article and not providing a defence.

Well, to be sure, I don't believe the accusations for a moment. I am indeed a worshiper at the throne of the formidable G.K., whose sentences - and ideas - are as finely wrought as any in the language. But a proper defence requires access to all the sources cited and I lack a good many.

But here are a couple of lively rejoinders from others better qualified:

Dale Ahlquist's response via Video meliora, etc. You'll have to scroll down a bit for the relevant text.

And some comments posted at The Blog of the American Chesterton Society.