This collection of humorous essays by renowned author G. K. Chesterton perceptively examine the various wrongs of society and the world.
The topics discussed in this book's three parts range between social commentary, a discussion of humankind and its nature, the impact of spirituality and the increase in secularism in the modern world, and how education shapes the young to fit into the flawed society Chesterton perceives.
All of these essays carry the essential wittiness and good humour which is at the core of Chesterton's writing style. They neither preach or rant, but instead veer into tangents which inadvertently cast further insight. Brimming with incisiveness, these writings have aged well, with many of the topics still relevant and poignant in the 21st century.
Characterised by his easily digestible style, ready use and exposure of paradox, and his use of wit and humour to advance argument, Chesterton's fiction and non-fiction writings on the topics of human behaviour and wider society remain relevant and poignant to this day.