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