Lunatic Wars, Lunatic Lusts

Chesterton says that loving and fighting go together. “To love a thing without wishing to fight for it is not love at all; it is lust.” “He knows that loving the world is the same thing as fighting the world” (Appreciation and Criticism of the Works of Charles Dickens). Chesterton rejects the silliness of today’s …

A Drunk Trying to Make the Next Lamp Post

The old Bobby Bare song, Detroit City, has a refrain that centered on the desire to “go home.” Unfortunately, everywhere else is turning into Detroit City. Pretty soon there will be no home to go to. Detroit’s bankruptcy, announced yesterday, gives us an opportunity to go over a few fiscal realities, always a good idea …