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The Chesterbelloc

G.K. Chesterton blogs have come and gone, but we've never seen a Chesterbelloc blog. It looks like one has been started. Named On Nothing after an entertaining essay by Hilaire Belloc, it's less than one week old. LINK

It reminds us of Belloc the morning he decided to take a walk to the Roman road through a forest near his home. On his way out, he passed his horse, Monster, who, Belloc tells us, was just standing there "regarding nothingness."

"Chesterbelloc," incidentally, is the invention of George Bernard Shaw, who wrote in 1908 that G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc could not be considered separate entities, but rather they were a conspiracy, and a powerful one at that. "To set yourself against the Chesterbelloc," Shaw wrote, "is not merely to be unpatriotic, like setting yourself against the Daily Mail or Express: it is to set yourself against all the forces . . . of humanity."