Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

The Lullaby Revel Didn’t Mention

The well-known Parisian weekly L’Express recently published an article by Jean François Revel entitled “La fin des berceuses,” that is, “The End of Lullabies.” The dictator Tito appears on the cover in a photograph one could call surrealistic, but which … Continue reading

The Iranian Game

No one writes or speaks about the obvious. It jumps right out at you. It imposes itself like a hard fact. It needs no descriptions or commentaries. An acute observer discerns a reality (a person, a situation, a thing) at … Continue reading

At Mrs. Edeltrudes’

The French Revolution numbers among her antiquated enthusiasms. Lafayette, Mirabeau, Danton, Marat, Robespierre—she jumbles them all in the same feverish admiration. She still rants against the bloodthirsty rage of Louis XVI and the bacchanalia of Marie Antoinette. She is sure … Continue reading

The Nothing That May Result In Everything

The precise evaluation of the importance of an event can only rarely be achieved by the employing of just one criterion. Much more than this is normally required. In fact, it behooves one to consider all of the criteria applicable … Continue reading

Whatever Budapest Wants

On the basis of the memoirs of Cardinal Mindszenty published in The Sunday Telegraph, I wrote last Sunday about the simultaneous moves of Paul VI and Nixon, carried out according to the imperative desire of the Communist government of Budapest, … Continue reading

Thou Who Didst Know the Example

There is no one in the Catholic world who has not heard of the famous Marian shrine of Czestochowa in Poland. Because of the continuous flow of pilgrims to it, which the disgusting campaign of the atheists has not managed … Continue reading

What Exactly Is an Anti-Communist?

What exactly is an anti-communist? This is a question which appears to be so simple of resolution as to border on being foolish. However, there are different ways in which it may be answered. If we consider only the two … Continue reading

The “Good Fellow”

A few days ago I encountered a young man who eagerly shook my hand in recognition. Did I say “young?” Perhaps I exaggerate, for he was about 35 years old. With a pleasant face and an athletic build, he was … Continue reading

The Hoax Of Atheistic Communism

“History is the tutor of life,” said Cicero. Nothing is more useful for the understanding of certain of the liveliest aspects of modern reality than the study of analogous situations of the past. Heresies, as is well-known, rose up one … Continue reading

Stop and See

I could not resist. My original inten­tion was to write about some other theme, such as the internal crisis of the Church, but I felt that there were no conditions for such a subject either in myself or in those … Continue reading

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