I'm listening in an offhand way to G.K. Chesterton's Tales from the Long Bow audiobook and I heard the phrase:

when the real revolution happens it won't be mentioned in the newspapers

It sounded like something I remembered hearing on community radio a few years ago, and I remembered Gil Scott-Heron's poem "The revolution will not be televised"

Is it just a common sentiment or coincidence that these would be so similar or is this a legitimate reference to Chesterton?



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