Happy New Year: A Feast of Christopher Dawson Material

cd new decline and fall Dawson, “New Decline and Fall,” COMMONWEAL 15 (1932), 370-372. cd sign of bolshevism Dawson, “The Significance of Bolshevism,” ENGLISH REVIEW (September 1932): 239-250. cd review of mein kampf Dawson, review of MEIN KAMPF,… Read More

Dawson, Christianity and Sex (full book)

In the late 1920s, T.S. Eliot asked Christopher Dawson to write a small book on the meaning of family in the western and Christian tradition.  The two would come to collaborate frequently, but this was the first thing… Read More

Gabriel Marcel, “The Concept of Spiritual Heritage,” 1953

Not well known in the U.S., Marcel was one of the foremost Christian Humanists of 20th-century Europe.  This article, in particular, influenced Russell Kirk.  So much so that Kirk hoped to co-author a book with Marcel. Source: Gabriel… Read More

Peter Wust, “The Necessity of Metaphysics,” 1934

Source: Peter Wust, “The Necessity of Metaphysics,” COLOSSEUM 1 (June 1934): 14-18. wust 1934 metaphysics

Russell Kirk, “The Conservative Mind of Newman,” 1952

Source: Russell Kirk, “The Conservative Mind of Newman,” SEWANEE REVIEW 60 (1952): 659-676. With apologies–the binding was so tight on the volume, that I had a really hard time photocopying this.  Hence, the distorted left-handed pages.  Still, very… Read More

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, “What I Saw in Leningrad,” 1934

And, the Christian Humanist hits keep coming. . . .  from Colosseum (edited by Bernard Wall and Christopher Dawson), Vol. 1, issue 4 (1934). erik 1934 what I saw in Leningrad

Peter Stanlis on Progress, 1952

stanlis idea of progress

Order, Issue no. 2

Here is a not-so-great photocopy/scan of the second issue of ORDER, edited by Tom Burns and Christopher Dawson. order issue 2

She Dances

Her body rests nearby.  My home, what would have been her home, is the closest one to her resting spot.  The ground in which she is buried is holy ground.  Sanctified, a stone sits; upon it is engraved… Read More

Catholicism and Leviathan

  To understand politics and the political, we must first recognize its place in the order of existence and its limitation. I do fear that, as a whole, western society has come to think of the state (meaning… Read More