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Teaching The Fallacy of Success

The Fallacy of Success

The text challenges us to articulate our own motives for material success. What can money really buy? What, in order to pursue it, do we give up? Is gold really worth more than "grass, and good wine"? "The Fallacy of Success" first appeared in The Illustrated London News. Here, in deft and entertaining prose, Chesterton lampoons the category of writing, still popular today, that claims to reveal the secret to achieving material success.

G.K. Chesterton
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Are 'How to be succcessful' texts silly and/or immoral?
RI.8 - Evaluate Argument, RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone


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