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About Bad News
'It’s not the world that’s got so much worse, but the news coverage that’s got so much better.'
—G. K. Chesterton. The late British author was profiled this summer by the New Yorker (you'll find a brief online abstract here, but you'll have to head to the library stacks for the entire piece). Through an odd sequence of events that I've never quite gotten to the bottom of, but hope to soon, the John Carroll University library contains what was (and perhaps still is) reputedly the largest collection of Chesterton materials in the world. We shudder to think of how much truer this prescient statement has become in the decades since he uttered it. His work lives on through the Chesterton Society, which (naturally) has a blog, as well as a small Cleveland contingent.