Publications by Alberto M. Piedra

Thoughts on Hilaire Belloc

Publication Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Belloc, together with Newman, Chesterton, and Waugh, were three of the principal writers of the Catholic literary revival during the early 20th century in England.  {read more}

The Legacy of the French Revolution: Rousseauís General Will and the Reign of Terror

Publication Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Now, at the initial stages of the 21st century, it seems appropriate to consider without passion and with greater objectivity the revolutionary phenomenon that shook Europe in the 18th century.  {read more}

The New Religion of Tolerance, The Threat to Freedom

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Once again, Cardinal Ratzinger is right when he relates the problems of drugs and terrorism and their false promises of wellbeing and happiness to modern intellectuality.   {read more}

Chestertonís reply to "Whatís Wrong with the World"

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The British philosopher and writer G.H Chesterton wrote in his remarkably perceptive book What's Wrong with the World: "...in the modern world we are primarily confronted with the extraordinary spectacle of people turning to new ideals because they have not tried the old. Men have not got tired of Christianity; they have never found enough Christianity to get rid of. Men have never wearied of political justice; they have wearied of waiting for it."  {read more}

The Search for Happiness

Publication Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

All human beings are searching for happiness in this world of ours.  Historically this has always been true but, perhaps, even more so in our modern age when the possibility of acquiring material goods has been facilitated by modern technology and the process of continuous innovation; a process that is continuously making available new products to the consumer.   {read more}

The Myth of Utopianism

Publication Date: Friday, September 8, 2017

The 18th century was a period of history in which the self-entitled prophets of the Enlightenment (Aufclarung) had a blind faith in the idea of continuous progress and the establishment of a perfect society: utopia.  {read more}

Americans voted for the Trump Doctrine

Publication Date: Monday, November 28, 2016

President-elect Trump's foreign policy agenda as laid out in his Foreign Policy Speech in April 2016 is in stark contrast to the reigning foreign policy orthodoxy of Washington and Brussels. Trump's vision sees the advancement of our national interest as a process which begins by making "America Great Again" and not by creating a "New World Order." The American people voted for Trump's vision.  {read more}

Constitutional Coups: A Threat to Private Property

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013