Posted 23 December 2015

G K Chesteron in The Oracle of the Dog:  "It's part of something I've noticed more and more in the modern world, appearing in all sorts of newspaper rumours and conversational catchwords; something that's arbitrary without being authoritative. People readily swallow the untested claims of this, that, or the other. It's drowning all your old rationalism and scepticism, it's coming in like a sea; and the name of it is superstition." 

An apt quotation from a literary old master, with which to introduce this comment from a modern-day literary master. 

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