I have been meaning to read this book for close on twenty years. Covid made it possible. It is a beautifully written book both nuanced and sonorous.
I have just renewed my enjoyment of G.K. Chesterton by reading yet again “The Man who was Thursday”. The subtitle is important – a nightmare. It plays on our worst fears in particular the fear that the government may be usurped by a tyrant or tyrants.
Most modern bioethicists don’t bother to talk about the ends or purposes of the ethical systems they support. The assumption is that everyone will accept tolerance, choice, equity as the givens of the modern society but the whole society is suffering because these principles are not noble enough to satisfy ones soul.