Posted 23 December 2015
G K Chesteron in The Oracle of the Dog: "It's part of something I've noticed more and more in the modern world, appearing in all sorts of newspaper rumours and conversational catchwords; something that's arbitrary without being authoritative. People readily swallow the untested claims of this, that, or the other. It's drowning all your old rationalism and scepticism, it's coming in like a sea; and the name of it is superstition."
An apt quotation from a literary old master, with which to introduce this comment from a modern-day literary master.