A Voice in the Wilderness In Defense of "Mere Conservatism"


The Book Club Who Was Thursday

Welcome to Round Two of "R.J.'s Social Media Book Club"! After the rousing success of our foray into the C.S. Lewis-created world of The Great Divorce, we are excited to announce the title of the second novel we'll be tackling on Twitter and Facebook:

G.K. Chesterton's... The Man Who Was Thursday

First things first: here's a link where you can get a free electronic copy of the book. (If that doesn't work, try here.) I feed you this information right off the bat because we are going to commence our social media discussion of the book this Thursday (11/29/12). No need to panic or worry if you'll be able to read the entire thing in time! We'll only be covering the introductory poem and Chapter 1 on that day, and working through two chapters per day until the book is finished sometime next week.

If you didn't join us on Great Divorce, here are a few simple things to keep in mind about what we're doing:

  • The goal here is to get people reading and discussing meaningful and interesting stuff on social media sites (primarily Twitter, for our purposes). You don't have to be an expert and you can simply follow along if you'd like...but we'd LOVE to hear from you.
  • On Twitter, follow (and add to) the discussion by including the hash-tag #MyManThursday in any Tweet you send out about the book. You can also find the on-going dialogue about it by typing that same thing into Twitter's search engine.
  • Participate when you can, and please Re-Tweet any quotes or comments from other people reading the book that you like. This helps spread the word across Twitter that G.K. Chesterton's being discussed.
  • Have fun with this!

If you're going to participate, I'd simply ask that you send a link to this very blog-post around to your Twitter followers, Facebook friends, etc. so that we can reach as many people as possible.

Other than that, I will see you on the inter-web come Thursday morning!


Note: some of my good friends - other religious conservatives - will be helping in this effort. Please follow these folks on Twitter: Joseph Sunde (@josephsunde), Brandon Smith (@brandon_j_smith), Hunter Baker (@hunterbaker) and Daniel Suhr (@danielsuhr)!

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The basic ideas, ideals, and values that generally define and characterize the central tenets of what today might be termed "modern conservative thought."

We believe that a proper understanding of history, economics, and theology leads to certain conclusions. Many of these are the same conclusions our Founding Fathers arrived at in constructing a "more perfect union."

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