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Chesterton and Belloc: A Critique
By Walter Block
Marcus Epstein

Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

This article appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Conservative heirs to the agrarian romantics, G. K. Chesterton and Hillaire Belloc believed the Industrial Revolution had made the English working class less secure because whereas small property holders had been able to live off the land during hard times, wage earners were dependent on their employers. Chesterton and Belloc advocated land reform and other “distributist” policies to resolve this predicament, but their proposals would have required state action on a scale that would have violated their own anti-socialist principles.



Other Independent Review articles by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    Spring 2007   The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
    Spring 2005   The Christian Realists: Reassessing the Contributions of Niebuhr and His Contemporaries



Volume 11 Number 4
Spring 2007

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