The Appetite of Tyranny


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(4.4 stars; 22 reviews)

“Unless we are all mad, there is at the back of the most bewildering business a story: and if we are all mad, there is no such thing as madness. If I set a house on fire, it is quite true that I may illuminate many other people's weaknesses as well as my own. It may be that the master of the house was burned because he was drunk; it may be that the mistress of the house was burned because she was stingy, and perished arguing about the expense of the fire-escape. It is, nevertheless, broadly true that they both were burned because I set fire to their house. That is the story of the thing. The mere facts of the story about the present European conflagration are quite as easy to tell." (Summary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

(2 hr 7 min)

Chapters

The Facts of the Case 13:56 Read by Ray Clare
The War on the Word 17:02 Read by Ray Clare
The Refusal of Reciprocity 19:23 Read by Ray Clare
The Appetite of Tyranny 17:02 Read by Ray Clare
The Escape of Folly 13:49 Read by Ray Clare
Letters to an Old Garibaldian - Letter 1 16:11 Read by Ray Clare
Letters to an Old Garibaldian - Letter 2 16:41 Read by Ray Clare
Letters to an Old Garibaldian - Letter 3 13:18 Read by Ray Clare

Reviews

צ'סטרטון מסביר את הסיבה למלחמת העולם הראשונה- הבברבריות הגרמני

(5 stars)

הברבריות הגרמנית שונה מן הברבריות הרוסית- היא אינה פרימיטיבית, היא אינה אכזריות בהכרח. היא הנכונות להרוס כל דבר שמייצג את האנושות- הכבוד שבשמירה על חוזה, את הכבוד לשונות. צ'סטרטון חושף את האופי הילדותי של הגרמנים

Root of the Nazis

(5 stars)

The master race conceit was at the root of WW I, long before Hitler.