Caliban in Grub Street: Ronald Knox

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In his book with the above title (1930) the Catholic theologian and popular writer Ronald Knox makes a scathingly satirical and clinically logical dissection of the misconceptions and errors of a number of literary figures and intellectuals of the 1920s. They had been contributing to a series of “symposia” on religion that appeared in the popular press of the time (Grub Street as it was nicknamed).

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Aldous Huxley on Mystics, Totalitarians and Science

Paul Crook

For Paul’s latest essay on Aldous Huxley see his website dpcrook.wordpress. com.   Click on  Aldous Huxley.

Aldous was an eminent novelist and commentator writing in the 1920s to 1960s on science, evolution, religion, art, literature, mysticism and the human condition generally. Much of what he wrote is relevant today. One question he asked was what do we put in the place of religion in a secular world? Are we facing a dangerous loss of ethical values in a world governed by technology, hedonism and self- centredness?

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Aldous Huxley on Mystics, Totalitarians and Science

For Paul’s latest essay on Aldous Huxley see his website dpcrook.wordpress. com.   Click on  Aldous Huxley.

Aldous was an eminent novelist and commentator writing in the 1920s to 1960s on science, evolution, religion, art, literature, mysticism and the human condition generally. Much of what he wrote is relevant today. One question he asked was what do we put in the place of religion in a secular world? Are we facing a dangerous loss of ethical values in a world governed by technology, hedonism and self- centredness?

Christopher Dawson on Religion and the Modern State

Christopher Dawson

For Paul’s essay on this distinguished historian’s take on the history of western civilisation and what it means for us today click on the above link (Paul’s website dpcrook.wordpress.com.)

We look at his views on the decline of faith, the evils of industrialisation and ruthless competition, war and peace and totalitarianism. Something for everybody!