American Opinion Publishing: 20th Century Heroes (First Edition)

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First edition. C. S. Lewis loathed politics. It is paradoxical that he (as well as G. K. Chesterton) is featured as a hero in this book published by the John Birch Society. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering in colorful dust wrapper. Both book and dust wrapper are fine. ââ?¬Å?I believe that if we had not fallen...patriarchal monarchy would be the sole lawful government. But since we have learned sin, we have found, as Lord Acton says, that 'all power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.' The only remedy has been to take away the powers and substitute a legal fiction of equality. The authority of father and husband has been rightly abolished on the legal plane, not because this authority is in itself bad (on the contrary, it is, I hold, divine in origin), but because fathers and husbands are bad. Theocracy has been rightly abolished not because it is bad that learned priests should govern ignorant laymen, but because priests are wicked men like the rest of us. Even the authority of man over beast has had to be interfered with because it is constantly abused. C.S. Lewis, The Weight of GloryShelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings

Title: American Opinion Publishing: 20th Century Heroes (First Edition)

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Categories: Inklings,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Appleton, WI, American Opinion Publishing: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 035346