If I weren’t on a self-imposed book-buying hiatus, I’d be buying this one in a heart beat: Chesterton’s America: A Distributist History of the United States.
Mary Kochan reviews it at Catholic Lane. Excerpt:
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What makes this book so urgent for us as Catholics and as Americans is that the Great Recession has created a strange and wonderful opening for us. The shattered dreams of the Capitalist system would likely drive a mass exodus to Marxism if every attempt to instantiate that system had not so dramatically collapsed in living memory. With the rubble of one materialistic “ism” behind them and another falling in ruins around their ears, our once self-confident secular compatriots seem momentarily open to considering, of all things, what the Church has and has had to say on economic issues.