Author Archives: George F. Held

Desdemona’s “Just Understanding” of Othello’s Virtue

Editor’s note: A theme of TOO is that the entire culture of the West has been corrupted. This includes essentially all the arts and academic fields in the social sciences and humanities. It is therefore not surprising that Shakespeare criticism has been influenced by the reigning culture of the academic left. This essay is an […]

Léon de Poncins: The Problem with the Jews at the Council, Part IV

Go to Part I Go to Part II Go to Part III X: ISRAEL AND THE REVOLTS OF THE MIND[1]  The Jewish antagonism has been manifested in a continuous—even if underhanded—manner in the two thousand year course of the Judeo-Christian clash. “The Jew—James Darmesteter tells us—was the champion of reason against the mythical mind; in the intellectual […]

Léon de Poncins: The Problem with the Jews at the Council, Part III

Go to Part I Go to Part II VII: JUDAISM’S STRUGGLE AGAINST THE CATHOLIC TRADITION In fact, behind the appearance of an ecumenical search for a reconciliation between religions and other equally seductive words, it was a matter of demolishing the bulwark of Catholic Tradition, defined by Josué Jéhouda as “the ancient fortress of Christian […]