Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

What Next?






I have just read a report that a hot fight over a proposed strike is going on between hardliners and “softliners” inside the Polish Communist Party. The advocates of the “soft” position are calling for concessions to the Solidarity union … Continue reading

Living Tableaux-Explosions






A friend recently arrived from Paris told me he had seen a unique play. The plot was not taken from literary fiction, but from a phase in the history of France. Scenes from the frantic, filthy and bloody debacle of … Continue reading

Convergence and Psychological Warfare






I am writing on Tuesday morning. Today’s papers in Brazil and the world are reporting still another change of nuance in the overall picture of the situation in Poland. The success of the various strike movements has forced the Communist … Continue reading

Conscientize, Conscientize






“An extremely rare ‘Social Revolution’ is being carried out in the United States,” affirmed El Mercurio (8-25-80), the newspaper with the largest circulation in the Chilean capital, on publishing a news dispatch coming from Los Angeles, California. The dispatch gives … Continue reading

BACK TO THE TOWER OF BABEL ?






In my last article, I analyzed an aspect of the reaction of the Brazilian public to the personality of John Paul II. This widespread reaction went like immense vibrations through large masses in all sectors of public opinion. In a … Continue reading

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

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