Chesterton’s orthodoxy as the antidote to modernity


I have always thought that every academic–or wannabe, like me–ought have one or two hypotheses that are held very loosely, are somewhat defensible but impossible to prove, and just fringe enough to make academic parties interesting. 

One such hypothesis that I have occasionally advanced is that G.K. Chesterton’s  Orthodoxy is the most important work of the twenty-first century, even though it was written in the twentieth.