Tag Archives: totalitarianism

Ubi Terror, Ibi Salus

A week or two back, I discussed a review of The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey, a book out in the UK, but not due for release in the US until next year. … Continue reading

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On ISIS, Enchantment and Authoritarians against Totalitarians

Over on his blog, Sam Harris interviews Mark Riebling, the author of Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler. The historical ground covered is interesting—how could it not be?—but these passages, in particular, caught my attention: Conservative, even … Continue reading

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Francis & Bloy

In the Daily Telegraph, Tim Stanley writes: A chance click on a blog by Alejandro Bermúdez, head of the Catholic News Agency, leant me a fascinating insight into [the Pope’s] intellectual character. During his first homily, Pope Francis quoted the … Continue reading

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Less More, Please

During the course of his visit to Britain next year, the Pope will be addressing the country’s parliamentarians from the spot, reports the Daily Telegraph, where Sir Thomas More was sentenced to death in 1535. The choice of venue is, … Continue reading

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Bradlaugh (in comments) on unbelief and totalitarianism

Bradlaugh, in comments, responding to “Panopaea”, who’d invoked the old chestnut assigning collective blame to religious unbelievers for the Twentieth Century rise of totalitarianism: * * * Das, was der Mensch von dem Tier voraushat, der veilleicht wunderbarste Beweis für … Continue reading

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