I found this little book in a used bookstore and decided that it was time to read another novel. Though I have read G.K.C. as a philosopher and cultural watcher (from a century parallel to ours), I had never read his point of view put in novel form. The story is set in old England where two philosophers meet and dual verbally throughout the story. One is an anarchist (and atheist) and one is a traditionalist (and undercover policeman). The adventures that the main character (the policeman—assigned the title “Thursday” as a cover) goes through make the reader contemplate if his own theory of moral law in the universe is consistent. For Chesterton, moral law is always on the side of order, tradition and history.
The Man Who Was Thursday
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