Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Equalizing Everything: A Mania, Not a Necessity

While the horse is increasingly abandoned as a means of transportation, it continues to be in vogue in sport. Everywhere, horsemanship continues to be an object of lively interest. Football and boxing champions have not destroyed the popularity of the … Continue reading

Can Only Sacred Art Be Christian?

Through tall stained glass windows comes abundant but soft streams of light. This light is reflected everywhere: on the floor, the polished metal of the weapons and suits of armor, and the bronze and crystal of the immense candelabras. It … Continue reading

Small Symptoms of a Great Transformation

It used to be that the only uniform the Civil Guard of Sao Paulo wore was a jacket, pants and cap of navy blue wool. Later, a summer uniform of grayish linen was introduced, generally following the same pattern of … Continue reading

Clothing, Mirror of an Epoch

This article was written in 1952 at a time when fashions were changing to casual workplace styles. Since then, many companies have reversed their casual dress code perhaps realizing that dress definitely effects work. Some schools have done likewise. From … Continue reading

Barbarians, Pagans, Neo-Barbarians, Neo-Pagans

The following article was written in the fifties and refers to a communist youth movement existing at the time. However, one can apply the same logic of the article to modern anarchical movements who likewise adopt an amoral ideology and … Continue reading

Two Feminine Ideals

  On the right, we have the Servant of God Maria Clotilda de Savoy Napoleon (1843-1911), outstanding for her birth, her grand personal distinction, as well as for her virtue. She will probably be elevated to the honors of the … Continue reading

Painting the Human Soul

One of the most frequent tendencies in the artists whose work might be considered typical of the twentieth century is the deformation of man. Fleeing from copying reality with the form habitually seen by the human eye, they represent it … Continue reading

Medieval Paternalism and Progressivist Neo-Slavery

What should be thought of the quotes below? “Whereas the interest in and tendency toward maximum productivity continue to be dominant and absolute, private property has ceased to be a projection of the individual, a kind of necessary support of … Continue reading

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