Why Is Socialism Still Popular?

If ever there was a set of ideas that has been tried and found lacking, it is socialism. It has been tried on every continent. It has been tried in weak nations and strong. It has been tried in primitive … Continue reading

The Syrian Frying Pan and the al-Qaeda Fire

The media are all afire with sensational reports of Syrian atrocities and civilian casualties. There are calls for Western intervention to aid the opposition which are the latest protagonists in a new chapter of the “Arab Spring.” Syria is yet … Continue reading

Plato at the Union

The mediocre man has some notions about many things. By this, I mean he has vague and fluctuating notions which demand no effort to acquire or preserve. Whenever he wants to express his notions, he thinks he attains utter fulfillment … Continue reading

When Society is Corrupt, Is There a Solution?

A while back, the Italian Parliament voted to overturn prison sentences for politicians convicted of receiving illegal campaign contributions in light of unprecedented scandals. The legislation established that illegal contributions to political campaigns were no longer crimes but simply “civil … Continue reading

Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites

Note to the Reader: The original texts of all the allocutions cited in this work can be found in the Vatican’s published collections of documents for the respective popes. Translations of the allocutions of Pius XII are provided in Part … Continue reading

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