Source: Christopher Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” The Criterion 14 (October 1934), 1-26. cd religion and the totalitarian state 1934
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
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
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
“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
With an emphasis on the Hiss-Chambers trial, the horrors of communism.
My follow-up to last week’s talk on Progressivism. Now, the meaning of ideology and its inherent and inevitable demeaning of the human person. All ideologies–left and right.
A look at the theory behind progressivism and why it is a theory of history, neither left nor right.
A short but brilliant 1932 book by Christopher Dawson. Well worth reading, especially in this insane and violent age. cd modern dilemma full book