Chuck Chalberg

Chuck Chalberg

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Dr. John C. “Chuck” Chalberg writes from Bloomington, Minnesota.

Recent blog posts by this author

Are Women Rejecting True Girl Power?

G. K. Chesterton was politically incorrect well before the term had been invented and well before its potent force could have been imagined. This political incorrectness especially reared its head concerning the family and gender roles, as evidenced...

Why Every Sane Society Encourages Marriage, Not Divorce

G. K. Chesterton’s defense of the family might have included a defense of divorce. Except that it didn’t. He might have made the case that marriage is such an important institution for society that government should make it somewhat easier for...

Why Chesterton Appreciated Paganism

For more than thirty years G. K. Chesterton wrote a weekly essay for the Illustrated London News. In a 1932 piece, now known as “The Loss of True Paganism,” Chesterton took note of a phenomenon that is still very much with us today. The...

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

While he was never a teacher, G. K. Chesterton did help instruct his readers about how to think about many things. Far from the least of those things was science. And while he was never a scientist, Chesterton certainly knew something about...

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Would you be surprised to learn that Chesterton believed in evolution?  Well, he did.  At least he believed in what he called “evolutionism.”  In a separate essay in the Illustrated London News he wrote the...

Why G.K. Chesterton Feared 'Experts'

A man of great good cheer, G. K. Chesterton was well known for his sunny disposition and irrepressible sense of humor. Sunny disposition notwithstanding, Chesterton did have his angry moments. How else to account for the vaguely titled “...

Politicized Classrooms Are a Problem. But Are State Legislatures Really the Solution?

Polling numbers tell the story. According to a recent Harvard University poll, 51% of those between 18 and 29 reject capitalism, while fully one-third support socialism. How to account for such numbers? Is it simply affection for a kindly Uncle...

Chesterton: Dogma is Inescapable in Education

As you might imagine, the section of G. K. Chesterton’s What’s Wrong with the World that is devoted to the “mistake about the child” has something to do with the education of the child.  Actually, he thought that more than one mistake was being...

G.K. Chesterton on the Fundamental Difference Between the 'Average Man' and the 'Average Woman'

G.K. Chesterton’s thoughts on the differences between the sexes did not begin and end with the issue of the vote.  Far from it.  As he saw it, the differences were much more profound and much more mysterious than that. Were these...

What if Women Had Voted on Women's Suffrage?

G.K. Chesterton’s What’s Wrong with the World contains a section of feminism.  By way of providing an accurate preview of what’s to come, he titled it “Feminism, Or the Mistake about Woman.”  Yes, G. K. Chesterton had his differences with...

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