The Appetite of Tyranny

G. K. CHESTERTON (1874 - 1936)

“Unless we are all mad, there is at the back of the most bewildering business a story: and if we are all mad, there is no such thing as madness. If I set a house on fire, it is quite true that I may illuminate many other people's weaknesses as well as my own. It may be that the master of the house was burned because he was drunk; it may be that the mistress of the house was burned because she was stingy, and perished arguing about the expense of the fire-escape. It is, nevertheless, broadly true that they both were burned because I set fire to their house. That is the story of the thing. The mere facts of the story about the present European conflagration are quite as easy to tell." (Summary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Facts of the Case Ray Clare
00:13:56
Play 02 The War on the Word Ray Clare
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Play 03 The Refusal of Reciprocity Ray Clare
00:19:23
Play 04 The Appetite of Tyranny Ray Clare
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Play 05 The Escape of Folly Ray Clare
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Play 06 Letters to an Old Garibaldian - Letter 1 Ray Clare
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Play 07 Letters to an Old Garibaldian - Letter 2 Ray Clare
00:16:41
Play 08 Letters to an Old Garibaldian - Letter 3 Ray Clare
00:13:18