Chesterton expert Dale Ahlquist delivered a lecture titled “The Democracy of the Dead” to the Christendom College community on Monday, February 22.

Ahlquist, the president of the American Chesterton Society, focused his lecture on why G.K. Chesterton remains the great defender of both freedom and tradition in the modern world, where both are constantly under assault. Chesterton is one of the most celebrated authors and theologians of the early-twentieth century, whose writings still remain popular today.

An internationally renowned speaker, Ahlquist has given more than six hundred lectures at national and international conferences, at such locations as Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Notre Dame, Oxford, the Vatican Forum in Rome, and the House of Lords in London. Ahlquist has been interviewed by the New York Times, First Things, BBC News and BBC Radio, Breitbart, and The Independent (U.K.). He is a regular columnist for The Catholic Servant, and his articles have appeared in Chronicles, Crisis, St. Austin’s Review, The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, The Great Books Reader, Christian Higher Education, Faith and Reason, and more.