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Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” 1934

Source: Christopher Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” The Criterion 14 (October 1934), 1-26. cd religion and the totalitarian state 1934

Christopher Dawson, “EDITORIAL NOTE,” 1940–Dublin Review

While not well titled (typically, Dawsonian), the “Editorial Note” served as a vital call to arms for the Catholic Literary Movement of the 20th century.  Much like Russell Kirk’s “Apology for a New Review,” Dawson’s few paragraphs beautifully… Read More

Solzhenitsyn, 9 Years after His Death

Shut your eyes, reader.  Do you hear the thundering of wheels?  Those are the Stolypin cars rolling on and on.  Those are the red cows rolling.  Every minute of the day.  And every day of the year.  And… Read More

Is there an American Ideology?

Though by no means as severe, Americans have, from time to time, also attempted to wield their own pseudo-ideology in the post-World War II era. This ideology was best exemplified by then Vice President Richard Nixon in the spontaneous… Read More

Russell Kirk Against The Ideologues

In his twenty-nine books on politics, history, constitutional law, literature, social criticism, economics, and fiction, the shadow of the French Revolution and the loosening of the ideologues upon the world deeply haunted Russell Kirk. Tellingly, his most important influence… Read More

Solzhenitsyn’s 10 Ways Ideological Regimes Destroy You

In some ideological regimes of the twentieth century, the killing was systematic.  In others, it was merely random.  Even a random thought, however, could lead to one’s death or the death of a loved one. In Cambodia, to… Read More

The Primary Fact of the 20th Century: Murder by Government

“Arrest!  Need it be said that it is a breaking point in your life, a bolt of lightning which has scored a direct hit on you?  That is it an inassimilable spiritual earthquake not every person can cope… Read More