Suffering in the Works of Greene, Chesterton and Baring

I feel compelled to share with my friends in the Inner Sanctum a wonderfully insightful and incisive e-mail I’ve received from a correspondent from South America on the depiction of suffering in the fictional works of Graham Greene, G. K. Chesterton and Maurice Baring. I’ve retained the quaintly quirky and idiomatic phrasing of the correspondent’s wording.
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Missing the Point on Immigration

’ve received an article submission for the St. Austin Review, the Catholic cultural journal of which I am the editor, by “a free-lance writer and published novelist” on the thorny topic of immigration. My brief e-mail giving the reasons for my rejection of the article are given at the end of the article itself, the latter of which I’m posting in its entirety. Please see if you can spot the fatal flaw in the author’s reasoning, the logical non sequitur which nullifies his argument. For my own most recent essay on immigration, please see “An Immigrant Like Me”, which was recently posted to the “Thoughts from Home and Abroad” section of this website.
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