The review below was written in 1979. Young readers today may have difficulty recognizing many in the cast of characters, but I hope they will see that the nightmare of the present time has been with us for a long time, and the issues of our day are monstrous, putrid blossoms from sick seeds sown long ago. Our Lady, pray for us!
Dark Night, Black Hopes
The Death of Christian Culture, by John Senior. Arlington House, Publishers: 165 Huguenot St., New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801. $10.00.
Reviewed by Dr. R. Kenton Craven
While I agree generally with the conclusion as with the mood of the argument, I wonder if the bulk of the book was not written before the accession of John Paul II. As I write, the Pope is in Poland, that beautiful country that has survived Munich, Yalta, Potsdam. Addressing his fellow countrymen, John Paul argued that Poland is of the West because it is Christian, and he called for a reuniting of the Christian West. Turning from the TV, I found this passage in GK's Weekly, No. 2, March 28, 1925:
Reprinted with the permission of Gerald Russello of the University Bookman. Thanks to Robert Craven for computer assistance in rescuing the text.