What really happens in history

2015/12/04 § Leave a comment

I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid.

-G. K. Chesterton,  Illustrated London News, 6/3/22

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