by E. Michael Jones
Bishop Michael Msongazila invited E. Michael Jones to the diocese of Musoma to do research on Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s founding father and first president. Bishop Msongazila’s predecessor had promoted Nyerere’s cause for canonization. Intrigued by the idea of a statesman-saint, Jones traveled to Tanzania to tell his story.
What he found was not what he anticipated. Instead of writing a hagiography, Jones wrote a cautionary tale about development economics that focuses on a broken pump in Komuge. Six miles from the second largest source of fresh water in the world, the village of Komuge was once a model of Ujaama socialism. Now the pump is broken and the village’s inhabitants send their children to scoop up muddy water from a dried up pond. Virtually every water pump in the Mara region is broken. To explain why, Jones journeys from Dar es Salaam to Musoma to the current heart of darkness caused by a combination of socialism’s failure and capitalism’s revenge. Along the way he meets Joseph Conrad, Che Guevara, Robert McNamara and a host of heroic Maryknoll missionaries, who wrought wonders and then abandoned them in the wake of Vatican II and the collapse of the Church’s traditional understanding of missionary activity. Over them all stands Julius Nyerere.
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s claim that every institution is the lengthened shadow of one man is true of Nyerere and Tanzania. Understanding how it is true is the best way to understand why the pump in Komuge is still broken and what it will take to fix it.
by E. Michael Jones. Jews for Jesus versus Jews against Jesus; Christians versus Jews; Christians versus Judaizers. This book is the story of such contests played out over 2000 turbulent years. In his most ambitious work yet, Dr. E. Michael Jones provides a breathtaking and controversial tour of history from the Gospels to Julian the Apostate to the Hussites to the French Revolution to Neoconservatism and the End of History. A Must Read.
The carnival atmosphere at Zuccotti park was deceptive. The naked woman having her body painted red and the drum circle, like the media's false reports demonizing the protestors for having sex in their tents and shitting on the sidewalk, were sideshows that distracted from the real meaning of the Occupy Wall Street protest. The city block that encompassed Zuccotti Park was lined with people holding small home-made signs. “Debt is slavery” was a common theme, with special emphasis on student debt. “F**k unpaid internships” was another. There was focus, even if no one could articulate it: This protest was about the conflict between usury and labor. The Occupy Wall Street protestors couldn’t articulate their plight because they lacked the moral vocabulary necessary to do so. Barren Metal: A History of Capitalism as the Conflict between Labor and Usury by E. Michael Jones attempts to return the science of economics back to where Adam Smith found it when he wrote The Wealth of Nations, back to its proper matrix in moral philosophy.
The main issue facing the Church is conversion. Is baptism necessary for salvation? Is it necessary for everyone? Is it necessary for the Jews? John Beaumont’s compendium of American Catholic converts, The Mississippi Flows into the Tiber: A Guide to Notable American Converts to the Catholic Church, presents an exhaustive list of conversion stories which show that nothing has changed in God’s eyes. The same call that Elizabeth Ann Seton answered over two hundred years ago is still answered in our day by people who know that there is only one effective response to the question, "What must I do to be saved?"
Written by E. Michael Jones. The Medjugorje Deception breaks the conspiracy of silence that has surrounded one of the biggest hoaxes of the 20th century. It tells the full truth . . . from the bloody atrocities during World War II on the other side of Apparition Hill to their bloody sequel in the ethnic cleansing of Mostar's Muslims with money raised by Medjugorje groups. The Medjugorje Deception is more than a book; it's a spiritual work of mercy.
by E. Michael Jones tells the story of the culture wars between the Catholic Church and the Enlightenment over the last sixty years. The battle in America was fought in three areas: schools and education; obscenity; and the family and sexuality. The book examines: the significance of the law and the courts; the impact of the Second Vatican Council; the main sources of the attempted subversion of the Church; the battles the Church fought with the media; the existence of a fifth column within the Church; the new Americanism that attempts to reconcile the Church and modernity by seeing America as an ideal state; and finally, "Where now in the Church?" 145 pp.
by E. Michael Jones. Many assume incorrectly that Islam is one coherent body of doctrine and action. There are many forms of Islam, including Sunni and Shia, which themselves differ in their approach to religious and social issues. After an introduction to the 1979 Iranian revolution and a history of earlier Islam, Islam and Logos turns to the significance of the concept of Logos, including an examination the nature of Islam in the light of Logos. It next details the approach of the Sunni and the Shia and that of Catholicism concerning faith and reason, before discussing the different approaches of Western and Islamic philosophy. Islam and Logos then addresses specific issues, most importantly: the question of Logos and sex; the allegation that the United States is the Great Satan; and Foucaults contribution to thought on the Islamic revolution.
Whenever the state accepts the liceity of usurious contracts, everyone in that state, including the state itself, eventually gets saddled with unrepayable debt. With liquidity gone, the state allows the usurers (and the elected representatives they put in office) to loot labor to pay for the usury burden. E. Michael Jones demonstrates the conflict between usury and labor, and shows how capitalism posits the primacy of usury over human labor as the source of wealth and, therefore, as the most basic principle of the economy. In reality, capitalism is usury at the expense of labor. This inevitably leads to theft and looting, epitomized most notably by the disaster of the Reformation. Dr. Jones also addresses the failure of socialism and communism to remedy the injustices of capitalism. He concludes that in order to conform with the Good, economics must subordinate itself to the moral law. We must return to economics as if God matters.
Written by E. Michael Jones. Following up his best selling books Degenerate Moderns and Dionysos Rising, E. Michael Jones completes the trilogy as he reveals how modern architecture arose out of the disordered lives of its creators, who catered to the new needs of modern man as a sexual nomad, who would have no need for home or family, no need to be rooted in a particular time or place or family or soil or culture. Living Machines explains where that vision came from, where it led, and why it ultimately failed.
Written by by E. Michael Jones. Following up his best seller, Degenerate Moderns, Jones reveals how major figures in modern music projected their own immorality into the field of music, the main vehicle of the cultural revolution in the West. For the first time, a unified theory of music and cultural revolution links the works of Wagner, Nietzsche, Schonberg, Jagger and others to show the connection between the demise of classical music and the rise of rock 'n' roll.
Written by E. Michael Jones. In this ground breaking book, Jones shows how major determining leaders in modern thought and culture have rationalized their own immoral behavior and projected it onto a universal canvas. The main thesis of this book is that, in the intellectual life, there are only two ultimate alternatives: either the thinker conforms desire to truth or he conforms truth to desire. Degenerate Moderns is a marvelous tour de force. Required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the intellectual fashions of the Twentieth century.
The complete trilogy includes Degenerate Moderns, Dionysos Rising, and Living Machines.
Living Machines: Bauhaus Architecture as Sexual Ideology by E. Michael Jones. Following up his best selling books Degenerate Moderns and Dionysos Rising, E. Michael Jones completes the trilogy as he reveals how modern architecture arose out of the disordered lives of its creators, who catered to the new needs of modern man as a sexual nomad, who would have no need for home or family, no need to be rooted in a particular time or place or family or soil or culture.
Dionysos Rising: The Birth of Cultural Revolution out of the Spirit of Music by E. Michael Jones. Following up his best seller, Degenerate Moderns, Jones reveals how major figures in modern music projected their own immorality into the field of music, the main vehicle of the cultural revolution in the West. For the first time, a unified theory of music and cultural revolution links the works of Wagner, Nietzsche, Schonberg, Jagger and others to show the connection between the demise of classical music and the rise of rock 'n' roll.
Degenerate Moderns: Modernity as Rationalized Sexual Misbehavior by E. Michael Jones. In this ground breaking book, Jones shows how major determining leaders in modern thought and culture have rationalized their own immoral behavior and projected it onto a universal canvas. The main thesis of this book is that, in the intellectual life, there are only two ultimate alternatives: either the thinker conforms desire to truth or he conforms truth to desire. Degenerate Moderns is a marvelous tour de force. Required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the intellectual fashions of the Twentieth century.
Written by E. Michael Jones. Libido Dominandi – the term is from St. Augustine’s City of God – is the definitive history of the sexual revolution, from 1773 to the present. This book examines the development of technologies like psychotherapy, behaviorism, advertising, sensitivity training, pornography, and, when push came to shove, plain old blackmail – that allowed the Enlightenment and its heirs to turn Augustine’s insight on its head and create masters out of men’s vices. Libido Dominandi explains how the rhetoric of sexual freedom was used to engineer a system of covert political and social control. Libido Dominandi is the story of how that happened.
by Anthony McCarthy. Is sex important? How concerned should we be about our sexual choices and their effects? Is sexual desire best understood in terms of pleasure, love, interpersonal union and/or procreation? In an era of radical redefinition of marriage and rapidly changing views about the nature of sex, Ethical Sex seeks to bring some philosophical clarity to our thinking. Arguing in the context of liberal assumptions, the book explores reasons as to why our sexual behaviour is uniquely morally important. In a series of challenging chapters, arguments are examined for and against differing views on what might constitute "ethical sex." Anyone interested in the philosophy of sex and love, the nature of marriage, metaphysics and the human world around us will want to engage with this original and provocative work. 326 pp
How the CIA's Doctrinal Warfare Program Changed the Catholic Church. Written by David A. Wemhoff. In 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his famous "Four Freedoms" speech. In that speech, FDR set forth a vision for the reengineering of societies around the globe. The means was psychological warfare, involving the manipulation of ideas, words and symbols to divide target societies and convince these societies of the ideology that formed America. The most important society America targeted was the Roman Catholic Church. Media mogul Henry R. Luce, founder and publisher of enormously influential magazines like Time and Life, used the CIA's doctrinal warfare program to turn the Catholic Church into a promoter of American ideas. This struggle reached its culmination at the Second Vatican Council with the promulgation of the document Declaration on Religious Liberty. Catholic doctrine did not change, but, defeated at the Council, the Americanists used their media power to win the battle over who got to interpret the Council with disastrous consequences for both the Church and the world. 990 pp.
On March 25, 2009, Notre Dame was embroiled in the biggest controversy to hit the campus since the performance of The Vagina Monologues. A few days earlier, Notre Dame president John Jenkins, CSC had announced that the university planned to give President Barack Obama an honorary doctorate. Within hours of the announcement a storm of protest erupted which showed no sign of dying down any time soon. Citing the statement of the US Catholic Bishops in 2004, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions” the ordinary of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, John M. D’Arcy announced that, for the first time in 25 years, he would not be attending graduation ceremonies at Notre Dame, because “President Obama has recently affirmed, and has now placed in public policy, his long stated unwillingness to hold human life as sacred.”
By April, 2009 over 250,000 people had signed a petition condemning Notre Dame’s actions, and Bishop Thomas J. Olmstead of the Phoenix, Arizona diocese joined with his colleague Bishop D’Arcy in denouncing Jenkins’ decision, calling the decision to honor President Obama a “public act of disobedience” and a “grave mistake.” This story didn’t begin in 2009.
From June 1984 to January 1988 Fidelity Magazine published a series of articles on Notre Dame that rocked the Catholic World. Beginning with a survey of the theology department and ending with an article on why the Chairman of the Liturgy Department was found shot to death in the basement of his home, this series of articles described the trajectory at mid-point that Father Hesburgh began when he stole Notre Dame from the Catholic Church in 1967.
What began as a series of articles in 1984 grew over the next 25 years into an extensive dossier of what went wrong at Notre Dame, what went wrong with Catholic higher education, and what went wrong with the Church in America. No one has examined the situation at Notre Dame over the past 25 years more closely than E. Michael Jones. Taken together these articles tell the compelling story of the demise of Catholic education in America. They also explain the demise of Catholic culture and Catholic political power during the same period of time. Is Notre Dame Still Catholic? - How Catholic higher education has failed the Church and impoverished the souls of today's students.
by E. Michael Jones, concentrates on the key issues addressed in his extensive 2008 book The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and explores relevant matters that have occurred since its publication. The Catholic Church and the Jews compares the approaches of Christianity, Islam, and the Jews, delineating the essential nature of each. It introduces the Jewish revolutionary spirit, illustrated by the evidence from history, analyzes the key modern document, the Vatican II Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, known as Nostra Aetate, and then addresses whether the Gospels are anti-Semitic; the Jewish contribution to the rise of Bolshevism and Communism; the question of the Holocaust, notably the policy adopted by Pope Pius XII; the role of the Jews in the development of modern media, notably Hollywood; the attitude of Jews toward abortion; the approach of the Jews to "gay marriage;" and the Vatican's 2015 document The Gifts and Calling of God Are Irrevocable. 187 pp.
by E. Michael Jones. Anti-Semitism is a racial concept, in the sense of hatred of the Jews because of immutable and ineradicable racial characteristics. Anti-Semitism is wrong and has always been repudiated by the Church. However, a Christian must be anti-Jewish in the sense of opposing beliefs and actions of Jews that operate as a consequence of the Jewish rejection of Christ. Many Jews try sincerely to live up to the moral law. Nevertheless, the Jews rejected Logos, the Reason for the universe and its redemption, and so rejected Christ, the Supernatural Messiah, in order to support anti-Christian revolutionary movements. This rejection of Logos has led directly to that cultural subversion and collapse of the moral order expressed in the title of this book. 119 pp. $19 + S&H, Paperback. (This title is also available here as an e-book.)
by E. Michael Jones. Begun as a German fairy tale, the Nutcracker became a Russian ballet that now is an American ritual. Every year mothers set out in vans and SUVs to slay the rat king in a military campaign against the rats and everything they symbolize. They volunteer their children as soldiers in the culture wars to defeat the rats of appetite, disorder, and chaos by wielding the weapons of truth, beauty, and grace. The Nutcracker is the 21st century's Children’s Crusade. The book ships with a complimentary DVD with footage of Nutcraker reherasals and performances, interviews, and Soviet archival footage. An ideal gift for the culturally astute.
Tales of horror, so popular in modern literature and film, originated in the sexual decadence unleashed by the French Revolution. In a compelling new study of horror from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to modern Hollywood, one of America's most original critics shows that the moral order, when suppressed, reasserts itself as an avenging monster in the midst of the chaos and suffering of cultural revolution.
As the Age of Reason gave way to the Terror, not only in Paris but in Mary Shelley's own life, the first monster of the modern imagination was born. Like much of the English literary class, Shelley's family-including her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, and her husband, Percy-had embraced the French Enlightenment, throwing off old restraints on sexuality. The result of their ruinous dissipation was Frankenstein, in which Shelley's monster rises in repudiation of the very rationalism that produced it.
The next monster to appear as moral decay spread from revolutionary France was the vampire, Frankenstein's rationalist fascination with electricity giving way to the romantic myth of blood. Jones follows the progress of horror from Victorian England and Bram Stoker's Dracula to Weimar Germany and Murnau's classic film Nosferatu. Bringing his account to the end of the twentieth century, he shows how the Western imagination has responded to the explosive force of the sexual revolution with horror of unprecedented intensity. In the Alien series and other contemporary horror films, the culture of abortion and pornography has unwittingly spawned a new and terrifying breed of avenging monster.
Brooklyn Existentialism: Voices from the Stoop explaining how Philosophical Realism can bring about the Restoration of Character, Intelligence and Taste by Arthur DiClementi and Nino Langiulli. Immortalized by Hollywood in the 20th century, Italian Brooklyn became an icon of American culture. Brooklyn Existentialism shows it was more than an icon: the oxymoronic combination of uprootedness and ethnic solidarity in mid 20th century Brooklyn takes us not just back to Italy, not just back to Europe, but back to the sources of philosophical realism that made Europe, Italy, and America possible. Brooklyn Existentialism is ethnophilosophy with a vengeance: a take-no-prisoners attack on the bad ideas that corrupted the academy and an equally frank discussion of the moral mischief those ideas caused. Ethnophilosphy is not an oxymoron, it is the only philosophy worth doing. What were Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle if not residents of an ethnic neighborhood who became skeptical of the ruling ideas of their day and decided to speak out?
Written by by E. Michael Jones. Those who want to understand the culture of war that has gripped American society since the 1960s will much appreciate John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution. E. Michael Jones gives a riveting account of how Cardinal Krol confronted the challenges from within the Catholic Church and from those outside the Church. In particular, the confrontation between Catholicism and secular humanism makes for fascinating reading. E. Michael Jones solidifies his position as one of the leading students of American culture.
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by E. Michael Jones will shock and edify you. Focusing on Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Chicago, Jones shows that Government sponsored "renewal" of American cities was not a program that failed by going sadly awry, but instead was a planned destruction of the ethnic neighborhoods that made up the human, residential heart of the cities.