Uncommon Sense
The Podcast of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, where we talk about everything under the sun with a Chestertonian perspective, as well as the writings and legacy of G.K. Chesterton himself. The podcast is hosted by Grettelyn Darkey and Joe Grabowski. Want to give us feedback? Email podcast@chesterton.org.

Join us for this short special episode as we share some quotations from Chesterton about patriotism, politics, and liberty, along with music and images celebrating the heritage of the United States of America. Happy Fourth of July!

All music is in the public domain.

Works cited:

  • "To the Americans" (1917)
  • "Revolutions in History," Illustrated London News 7-21-1928
  • "Some American Cities" in What I Saw in America (1922)
  • "The Future of Democracy" in What I Saw in America (1922)
  • "A Defence of Patriotism" in The Defendant (1901)
  • "Patriotic Poetry: What Is Patriotism?," Illustrated London News 11-11-1901
  • "What Is America?" in What I Saw in America (1922)
  • "The American King and the English President," The New Witness 7-29-1921
  • "Publicity and the Psycho-Analyst," G.K.'s Weekly, 8-18-1928
  • "The Story of the Family" in The Superstition of Divorce (1920)
Direct download: Fourth_of_July_Final_Audio.mp3
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