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By Jean Ousset

This e-book considers other kinds of motion; how one can gauge the effectiveness of motion; even if a number of activities are complementary or at the same time harmful; and who should still perform the activities. French author, philosopher, and activist Jean Ousset examines the basic questions of potent social motion, equivalent to ideology, humans, assets, and the way to judge conflicting rules. a person drawn to effecting social swap or learning glossy social pursuits will locate this either a compelling and distinctive work.

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By comparison with Catholic authors, such as De Maistre,9 Blanc de Saint-Bonnet,10 Veuillot,11 Pie,12 what have the writings of Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin or Mao to offer to a strictly rational intelligence? Nothing but a few well-worn systems repeated with some variation ad nauseam: an incredible multitude of dubious propositions. But if nothing is offered on this side to satisfy an intelligence avid for what is really good and substantial, what a profusion of works there is dealing with means, procedures, methods and approaches.

There must be sufficient precision in detail, for there is a way of saying what must be done which is in no way practical because it is too general, because it does not lay down how it is to be done, how one should set about it, by what particular means it should be carried through. ” This kind of resolution was, of course, entirely without practical significance precisely because it was too general in scope – too vague. So he was advised to think in terms of some precise commitments: to hear Mass so many times a week; on this day, at that hour, to say the Rosary on his way home from the office; etc.

We devote more time to quite inconsequential worldly matters than would be necessary to work victoriously for the safety of the Temporal City. An obsessive craving for physical comfort has succeeded in surrounding us with a climate of irresistible materialism, which does not display itself in vile and provocative maxims, as it used to do. That at least had the advantage of alerting the better disposed against it. But this is a factual and implicit materialism, which does not keep us from going to Mass but has resulted in the greatest manifestation of political absenteeism the world has seen since the decadence of the Roman Empire - the same kind of political negligence that was the cause of that Empire’s fall.

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