Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Chesterton, Cecil Edward

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CHESTERTON, CECIL EDWARD, an English author; born at Kensington, Nov. 12, 1879. He was educated at St. Paul's School and entered journalism in 1901. He wrote at first for the "Outlook" and later contributed to a large circle of magazines and journals. He tended toward radicalism in politics, and his energies were largely devoted to the exposure of corruption and inefficiency in public life. He founded the "New Witness" in 1912, and continued in the editorship until 1916. He served during the World War in the Highland Light Infantry. Among his publications are: "Gladstonian Ghosts" (1905); "Party and People" (1910); "The Prussian Hath Said in His Heart" (1914); and "The Perils of Peace" (1916). He died in 1920.