TFP Recommends Books

Flattening the Flat Error

Sometimes conventional “knowledge” is fraught with error. A powerful example of this is the false notion that medieval man believed in a flat earth. Defenders of this “flat error” suggest that Columbus’ great voyage to the New World did more … Continue reading

Neither Political, Nor Incorrect

Deus Vult! (God Wills It!) This is the dedication of Robert Spencer’s new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). It will probably cause shock and disbelief for the politically correct media establishment. After years of disparaging … Continue reading

I Don’t Believe in Ghosts, But They Do Exist

An old Spanish adage states: “I don’t believe in ghosts, but they do exist.” Paraphrasing this adage, an astute analyst could state: “I don’t believe in conspiracies, but they do exist.” Though refusing to see black helicopters looming around every … Continue reading

Tradition in Stone

Michael Rose’s recent book: In Tiers of Glory: The Organic Development of Church Architecture Through the Ages, offers exactly what it promises, “an easily understandable overview of the history of Church architecture.” Admittedly, Mr. Rose’s approach is not a scholarly … Continue reading

Men of Faith, Men of Abnegation

The word Crusader still evokes the idea of a perfect warrior. It calls to mind a human type, full of courage with neither reproach nor fear. It beckons one to an age in which Faith and honor held precedence over … Continue reading

Churchill and Truman: Telling the Aftermath

As World War II slowly fades into history, old veterans are now giving their tales a final telling. Memoirs, books and final recollections fill the bookstores looking back on that great event that so marked and divided the world. In … Continue reading

Saint Augustine for the Fragmented

If you suffer from the postmodern fragmentation of the mind, here is a solution for you. It is for all those who feel a bit like a mental Humpty Dumpty, scattered in a thousand directions at the same time. These … Continue reading

Living to Work, or Working to Live?

In his book Leisure, the Basis of Culture, the German philosopher Josef Pieper claims that the greatest victory of Marxist socialism in the twentieth century was to convince man that he is primarily a worker. Indeed, one ramification of this … Continue reading

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