If you read Captain’s Quarters or Power Line you are probably well know how bad the editorials of the Star Tribune normally are. About a month ago they hired Katherine Kersten full time who had twice-monthly written editorials there from 1995 to 2003. A couple of weeks back she was interviewed on the Northern Alliance Radio Network (made up of prominent Minnesota bloggers) and she talked about the types of columns she would be doing and mentioned one she was going to do on Dale Ahlquist who left his job as a lobbyist to found the American Chesterton Society. The article is now outand available here. If you had never had the opportunity to see Dale’s show on EWTN about Chesterton called the "Apostle of Common Sense" you can hear the first season here. [Via The Seventh Age]
You can read other excellent columns by Katherine Kersten here.
You could be in a worse position.
I went to the Library of Congress and listened to GKC’s actual voice!
Now I hear HIMSELF when I read his books. And that actor – Chuck Chalberg – studied his actual voice, so one is getting a good approximation.
I have seen Chuck do GKC at the Conference – it is uncanny. I also saw him debate “Shaw” – it was just hilarious! Speaking of Hilarious, he was there too – Belloc, I mean. Another actor did him last year, and it was likewise awesome.
Of course, I am easily amused.
I saw that, Doc! It was splendid. Modern debaters — political and theological — should study turn of the last century orators for lessons in craftsmanship… instead of the Morton Downey, Jr. screamfests we get “treated” to today.
I saw the Belloc performance, splendid! A memorable evening, one I’ll cherish all my life.
OK, so what was Dale a lobbyist for in his past life? Just curious.
Also, the ACS sells a tape with GKC’s voice on it. He gives a couple speeches, and laughes his wheezy laugh, what a gift to have his voice recorded (thanks, Mr. Edison!).
Where was Dale Alquist born? Where did he grow up? I understand he as formerly a protestant minister? Where did he serve?