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The Party System

Hilaire Belloc and G.K. Chesterton’s younger brother, Cecil, examine what they term ‘The Party System’ with a Catholic eye and find it fundamentally lacking.

Pertinent to America, Britain, and other Western democracies, this book explains that what people believe happens in national assemblies and parliaments is radically different from the reality.

Instead of being places where debate is intense, passionate, and aimed at the national interest, the fact is most members of these institutions act on behalf of powerful, unelected interests. They know, implicitly, who really runs the country — and their only real task is to decide if they want to try and rock the boat (thereby risking their salary, their reputation, their future), or stay silent for fear or favour.

The book demonstrates beyond any doubt that the very nature of the system is hostile to democracy as laypeople understand it.

The remaining stock of this book is very slightly damaged due to damp and therefore we are offering copies at the bargain price of £6.00 each including postage.

Please send a cheque or postal order, payable to ‘The Saint George Educational Trust’, to: SGET, 225 Andover House, George Yard, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1PB.

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Jerusalem

“We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem — but we could never sanction it. The soil of Jerusalem, if it was not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot tell you anything different. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people.”

Pope St. Pius X