Retracing ‘The Path to Rome’
By Joseph Pearce
Joseph Pearce reflects on why Hilaire Belloc’s ‘The Path to Rome’ has long been celebrated as a classic - a physical journey that is also an historical and...
Chesterton and the Art of Translation
By Karl Schmude
Karl Schmude considers the challenging art of translation in the light of Chesterton’s insights, looking in particular at Ronald Knox’s approach to the translation of the Bible.
Chesterton, Eugenics and Covid
By Paul Collits
A century after Chesterton published ‘Eugenics and Other Evils’, Paul Collits reveals the undiminished influence of this thinking in institutions like the UN and movements like euthanasia and...
The Unmaking of the American Experiment
By Garrick Small
In a review of Will Hoyt’s recent book on the environmental destruction of much of America’s mid-west, Garrick Small notes the relevance of Chesterton’s comment that even the...
Composing Hymns with James McAuley
By Richard Connolly
In tribute to the distinguished Australian composer and producer Richard Connolly, who died in May 2022, The Defendant reproduces his article from 2017 on writing hymns to accompany...
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