Utopia of Usurers contains Chesterton’s collected writings on modern culture. It includes essays on science, eugenics, Puritanism, socialism, and church and state relations. This provocative and penetrating commentary contains a sharp critique and sage advice on the social ills of Chesterton’s time and ours.
G. K. Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He worked at the Redway and T. Fisher Unwin publishing house until 1902, when he began writing regularly—his weekly columns appeared for decades in the Daily News and The Illustrated London News. In all, he wrote more than 80 books, hundreds of poems, 200 short stories, 4,000 essays. Among his writings are his famous apologetic work Orthodoxy, a biography of St. Aquinas, his Father Brown detective stories, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, and The Man Who Was Thursday. He died on June 14, 1936 in Buckinghamshire.