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What is the Only State that Creates and Loves Its Own Citizens?
G.K. Chesterton reminds readers that the family has survived all attacks

Carmel Communications
April 21, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- As much as the government seeks to replace marriage, parenthood, home and education, it has never succeeded in doing so in any civilization. The family, which came into existence without the help of anyone or anything, and has continued to exist without the help of outside forces, will survive, as noted by Dale Ahlquist, the editor of the new book, THE STORY OF THE FAMILY: G.K. CHESTERON ON THE ONLY STATE THAT CREATES AND LOVES ITS OWN CITIZENS (Ignatius Press).

Ahlquist is president of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, creator and host of the long-running EWTN series on G.K. Chesterton, and publisher of Gilbert Magazine. He is considered the greatest living authority on the life and works of Chesterton.

Chesterton was far ahead of his time when he wrote about the glory of the family and the ways in which government would seek to destroy it. Society is built on the family, in all its unglamorous beauty, and Chesterton helps readers to see this reality with fresh eyes. As he writes: "The first things must be the very fountains of life, love and birth and babyhood; and these are always covered fountains, flowing in the quiet courts of the home."

Those who want to protect the family in today's world may think they are the ones out of touch with normality, but THE STORY OF THE FAMILY assures them they are the normal ones, that they are fully within their rights and desires to fight against the forces that seek to destroy marriage and to take away the right to educate their children.

With piercing wit, the English writer pits all these venerable truths against the fashions of divorce, contraception, and abortion, along with the troubling philosophies that have afflicted education and the workplace since the early twentieth century.

"G. K. Chesterton was not only a great defender of the faith but a great defender of the family also," said Joseph Pearce, author of Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton. "This excellent collection of the best of Chesterton's writing on the family is more needed today than it was in Chesterton’s own day."

For more information, to request a media review copy or to schedule an interview with Dale Ahlquist, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

SOURCE Carmel Communications

CONTACT: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com