The essays gathered in Permanent Things remind us that some of the twentieth century's most imaginative minds G. K. Chesterton, T.S. Elliot, C.S Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, and Evelyn Waugh were profoundly at odds with the secularist spirit of the age. They saw progressive enlightenment as ushering in, not a millennium of perfect freedom, but a Waste Land whose inhabitants can find refuge from their boredom and anomie only in the ceaseless acquisition of things or in the consoling illusions of pseudo religions "distracted from distraction by distraction," as Eliot memorably put it.
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