French aversion to Christianity shows up in the half-repentant Marxist left, but can also be found on the extreme right, with its mystique that despises love and mercy, and among centrists whose moderation assimilates faith to fanaticism. Continue Reading »
The target of this revenge was the root of the West, the West’s living source, even when it is unremembered—namely Christianity.
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Reflections on the Revolution in Europe by Christopher Caldwell Doubleday, 432 pages, $30 The title of Christopher Caldwells recent book may raise a polite eyebrow in Europe. A revolution, really? No matter the obvious reference to Edmund Burke, 2009 Europe is not 1790 France. Certainly . . . . Continue Reading »
As could have been anticipated, the Declaration of Repentance issued by French bishops last fall concerning the silence and passivity of the Church in the face of the Holocaust evoked strong reactions. It is unfortunate that the document that triggered the commotion does not seem to have been . . . . Continue Reading »