Entries by George F. Held

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 […]

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

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from George F. Held’s translation of a work by Léon de Poncins, a French traditional Catholic highlighting the role of Jules Isaac in bringing about Nostra Ætate. de Poncins focuses on the influence of Jules Isaac whose work emphasized the anti-Jewish themes in the Gospels and in the writing […]

Maurice Bardèche’s Vision of the Future: Excerpts from “Nuremberg or the Promised Land”

Excerpts from Maurice Bardèche’s Nuremberg or the Promised Land, translated by George F. Held The appearances of justice [at the Nuremburg Trial] were maintained perfectly. The defense had few rights, but these rights were respected. … Several defendants were discharged. In the end the forms were perfectly well observed, and never was a more debatable […]