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domingo, 23 de dezembro de 2012

CITAÇÃO DO MÊS (e do Natal)

"Scrooge is not only as modern as Gradgrind, but more modern than Gradgrind. He belongs not only to the hard times of the middle of the nineteenth century, but to the harder times of the beggining of the twentieth century - the yet harder times in which we live. Many amiable sociologists will say, as he said, «Let them die and decrease the surplus population». The improved proposal is that they should die before they were born.
It is also notable that Dickens gives the right reply; and that with a deadly directness worthy of a much older and more subtle controversionalist. The answer to anyone who talks about surplus population is to ask him whether he is the surplus population; or if he is not, how he knows that he is not. That is the answer that the Christmas Spirit gives to Scrooge"

G.K. Chesterton
in "A Introduction to A Christmas Carol"

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