Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

On the Airplane with Gogo

I boarded the airplane for Rio and took my seat. As the plane ascended, I picked up a newspaper to pass the time, but it was uninteresting. For lack of anything better, I turned to look at the passenger at … Continue reading

An Oasis in the Sahara

Editor’s Note: Taiwan is constantly pressured to yield to Communist China. Today, this is most evident in the economic sphere. Therefore, it is fitting to recall the words of the Taiwanese bishops in 1979. These words ring prophetic as to … Continue reading

At A Pizzeria with the “Moderates”

As I sat down at a table with a group of friends in a spacious and noisy pizzeria, I just had time to notice that our presence displeased some people sitting nearby. Three men and two women stared at us … Continue reading

Right? Or Left?

The words “right” and “left” are currently used to classify positions taken on the greatest variety of themes. The most common use relates to matters of a political, social or economic nature. However, these words may also apply to ways … Continue reading

Who is the Madman?

After questioning a man at length in his office, a psychiatrist asked: “You insist, then, that your brother is crazy?” “Yes, doctor. And I can give you even more symptoms of his condition.” And the man went on and on … Continue reading

The Importance of Tradition Today

While walking downtown I happened to bump into an acquaintance who challenged me by way of a greeting: “In your latest article you proved quite well that tradition is an indispensable survival of the past in the present. But is … Continue reading

The Cubbyhole

I once visited an aquarium where each fish kept to his own area. I was struck by how sensitive some of them were to everything they encountered in their incessant and idle meandering through their respective liquid media: contact with … Continue reading

TFP: Tradition

When we speak of tradition, many people think of England, the Queen the House of Lords, Rolls Royces, top hats and British distinction and poise… All of these impressions, considered as a whole, cause divergent reactions in people’s minds. Very … Continue reading

The Rabbit

Of the three principles affirmed in the name TFP – Tradition, Family and Property – only the third, that is, property, is contested with a certain insistence. This disagreement comes primarily – and naturally so – from socialists and communists, … Continue reading

Mediocrologists

The mediocre man likes writers who say neither yes nor no about anything, who never affirm anything, and who pay the same respect to all contradictory opinions. “Every affirmation is insolent to him because it excludes the contrary proposition. But … Continue reading

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