Category Archives: Reviews

Star-Spangled Crown by Charles A. Coulombe – Review

A review of Star-Spangled Crown by Charles A. Coulombe, where love of America, Americana and American Counter-Revolution all meet in a feast of a book …

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Phoenix from the Ashes: The Making, Unmaking, and Restoration of Catholic Tradition by H.J.A. Sire (Review)

Reviewed here: Phoenix from the Ashes by H.J.A. Sire – a genuine masterpiece of scholarship and gravitas regarding the fate of Catholic Tradition.

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From Christendom to Americanism and Beyond by Thomas Storck – Review

A truly great book from Thomas Storck: From Christendom to Americanism and Beyond: The Long Jagged Trail to a Postmodern Void. A review with quotes …

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Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis by Peter Kwasniewski – Review

The traditional Latin Mass resurgent … In this beautiful, heartfelt book, Peter Kwasniewski examines the crisis of the Church and points the way home …

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The Cruise of the Nona by Hilaire Belloc – Review with Extract

The Cruise of the Nona by Hilaire Belloc with a small review and profound passage from the book.

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Goodbye to Catholic Ireland by Mary Kenny: Review and Commentary

How the Irish lost the civilisation they created: an in-depth review and commentary of Goodbye to Catholic Ireland by Mary Kenny. We consider many things, from sexual abuse to suicide to the former happiness of Ireland …

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Mustard Seeds: A Conservative Becomes a Catholic by L. Brent Bozell (Review)

On L. Brent Bozell’s Mustard Seeds: A Conservative Becomes a Catholic – an in-depth appreciation of a great inspiration for this website and his most important book.

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The Submerged Reality – a Book on Sophiology by Michael Martin

The Submerged Reality – Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics by Michael Martin, reviewed. A book which follows Valentin Tomberg and Meditations on the Tarot. In my opinion, the finest so far in English.

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Against Inclusiveness by James Kalb (Review)

Why inclusiveness spells fascism …

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On Christendom — and Europe and the Faith by Hilaire Belloc

First part of an introduction to Hilaire Belloc’s classic text Europe and the Faith, broken down into sections with long passages quoted.

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Joan of Arc by Hilaire Belloc (Review)

Of Christendom and Catholic France: Hilaire Belloc’s beautiful and poetic Joan of Arc …

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The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel (Review)

On Franz Werfel’s masterpiece about Our Lady of Lourdes: The Song of Bernadette – with extracts from the text and numerous photos of Lourdes, then and now.

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Hilaire Belloc on The Great Heresies (Review)

Hilaire Belloc on the great heresies – and a prophetic look at things as varied as Capitalism, Communism and even the renewed paganism of the New Age movement.

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Monarchy – A Study of Louis XIV by Hilaire Belloc (Review)

A detailed review of Hilaire Belloc’s classic work on Monarchy – A Study of Louis XIV. It is also a book about Catholic France, Christendom and Capitalism – and ultimately Counter Revolution …

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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (Review)

Reflections on the first of Graham Greene’s Catholic novels – Brighton Rock from 1938.

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On Purgatory: Hungry Souls by G.J.M. Van Den Aardweg (Review)

Reflections on Hungry Souls – a moving, important book about the reality of Purgatory and the Holy Souls.

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Essays of a Catholic: A Fine Introduction to Hilaire Belloc (Review)

These essays from the great Catholic thinker Hilaire Belloc offer an exceptional introduction to his thinking – as well as a somber review of the fall of Christendom.

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The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI (an Overview by Charles A. Coulombe – Reviewed)

Charles A. Coulombe provides a stunning overview of the the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.

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Hilaire Belloc: Economics for Helen (Review)

While Hilaire Belloc’s Economics for Helen is for the most part hardly original – it remains an inspired text, relevant for understanding Belloc’s Distributism.

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On Old Thunder – Joseph Pearce’s Life of Hilaire Belloc (Review)

Joseph Pearce offers a rich, colourful life of Hilaire Belloc, which, oddly, sometimes fails to get to the core of Belloc’s very raison d’être.

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