When chaos becomes cosmos

“These are peoples that have lost the power of astonishment at their
own actions. When they give birth to a fantastic fashion or a
foolish law, they do not start or stare at the monster they have
brought forth. They have grown used to their own unreason;
chaos is their cosmos; and the whirlwind is the breath of their
nostrils. These nations are really in danger of going off their heads
en masse; of becoming one vast vision of imbecility…..”
G. K. Chesterton, ‘The Mad Official’  quoted in the Chapter 12 of my autobiography in which I dealt with Bihar’s Fodder Scam. (in my On the Loom of Time see at


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