Centralization and Subsidiarity

Centralization and Subsidiarity

Those not well acquainted with the Catholic Church may be surprised to learn this supremely hierarchical organization has as one of its most important structural principles the concept of subsidiarity. Here are a few passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) that explain it. 1883 Socialization also presents dangers.…

The Soviet States of America

“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” — Vladimir Lenin “The press is our chief ideological weapon.” — Nikita Krushchev “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”…

The Cold Civil War

The Cold Civil War

When I was a boy, I remember having civil defense drills in our grade school. “Why are we crouching under our desks?” I’d ask. “Because there could be a nuclear war between us and the Soviet Union that will destroy the world. We want to take safety precautions.” What a…