The C.S. Lewis Society of California

Encouraging deeper understanding of Lewis as a man, author and thinker, as well as others’ work that pertains to such topics

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Beauty, by Roger Scruton

Newsletter of the C. S. Lewis Society of California:


"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals."—C. S. Lewis, "The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment," in God in the Dock ... See MoreSee Less
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"Not Only Narnia: Lewis as Political Thinker," by Gary L. Gregg II ... See MoreSee Less
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In his professional writings, Lewis was a literary critic, novelist, poet, essayist, and man of letters. His work captures a grandeur, precision, wit, imagination and insight seldom matched by others, and in the process, he articulately critiques the materialism, reductionism, scientism, collectivism, nihilism, statism, and de-humanization of the modern era.

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