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The Maniac and the Theorist: Chesterton on Critical Theory

August 4th, 2021 | 12 min read

By Daniel Dorman

It does not matter how beautiful a house seems, how stately its design, how lofty its ceiling, or how well intentioned its builders; a house built on sand will fall when the rain comes (Matt. 7:27). Ultimately, the premises or presuppositions of an idea dictate success or failure. ‘Great is the fall’ of the house built on sand; ‘great is the fall’ of the idea built on lies.

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Daniel Dorman

Daniel Dorman is a contributor with Young Voices and the director of communications at a public policy think-tank in Ottawa, Canada. His writing has recently appeared in a variety of publications including the National Review, National Post, and Mere Orthodoxy.