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Re "St GKC"

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Submitted by Rubashov (United Kingdom), Jun 12, 2014 at 09:46

Sadly the staunchly roman catholic GKC was far from philosemitic, though hardly in the same league of shame as his odious cousin AKC.

As a commentator, GKC's strenuously ironic polemical style is grating to modern sensibilities, but his novels may be worth reviving.

In addition to "The Flying Inn' there is "The Man who was Thursday" -- as devastating a demolition of anarcho-utopian intellectuals and their millieu as anything from the pen of Dostoyevsky -- and far wittier.

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