Gilbert Keith ChestertonGilbert Keith Chesterton, (1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quote

“Nothing is so remote from us as the thing which is not old enough to be history and not new enough to be news.”

Gilbert Keith ChestertonGilbert Keith Chesterton
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Chesterton had many, many quotable idioms, this being only a good one (many were great).

jim k, Austin

As to remote, any negatives about the current administration in Washington will be in a very remote part of your newspaper, if it gets reported at all.

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RBESRQ    2/2/10

I agree with Mike, a very good quote but just a little ambiguous. Perhaps the Bush, Cheney, and Blaire war crimes fall into that category; and, now, being perpetuated by the Obama administration - I love the way the press (Jim) has no integrity when it comes to reporting those fighting to regain their country back - we call them insurgence and terrorists.

E Archer, NYC

Excellent point, for what we really need to know about now is kept from us until it is too late to do something about it.


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