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ISBN 0-9718286-7-9

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Distributist Perspectives
Volume I
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With an introduction by Fr. Lawrence Smith
Distributist Perspectives is a collection of essays by leading thinkers of the school of English Distributists that in the 1920s and 1930s articulated a humane vision of social and economic life based upon the Social Doctrine of the Church. Subtitled "Essays on the Economics of Justice and Charity," and including essays by Hilaire Belloc, G. K. Chesterton, George Maxwell, Harold Robbins, Cdr. Herbert Shove, H. J. Massingham, and Eric Gill, this first collection of Distributist writings serves as an introduction to the depth and coherence of the Distributist position on such essential topics as the nature of work, the role of tradition, the dangers of industrialism, and the importance to the family and the State of the widespread distribution of ownership of productive property. Volume I of the series offers a rare glimpse through true, primary source material, of the seriousness and persuasiveness of the critique of modernity by some of the finest English Catholic minds of last century.

This first volume of Distributist Perspectives also offers a newly edited edition of the Distributist Manifesto, written by Arthur J. Penty for the Distributist League in 1937.

Launching the Distributist Perspectives series is a new essay on Distributism by Dr. Thomas H. Naylor and included in this first volume: "Averting Self-Destruction: A Twenty-First Century Appraisal of Distributism." Dr. Naylor is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University where he taught economics, management science, and computer science for 30 years. He also taught at Middlebury College and acted as an international management consultant, serving governments and major corporations in over 30 countries. His articles have been published in such journals as The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, and Business Week. Downsizing the U.S.A. and Affluenza are the most recent of his 29 books.

IHS is also pleased to introduce Fr. Lawrence C. Smith, who has contributed the Introduction for Volume I. Fr. Smith was educated at DePaul University and Kenrick School of Theology. He has lectured in Theology at Franciscan University, and preached retreats at parishes and seminaries in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. He has recently served as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish (Newton, Iowa) and Immaculate Conception Parish (Colfax, Iowa). His writings have appeared in Gilbert! Magazine, The Catholic Yearbook, Lyrical Iowa, The Press-Citizen (Iowa City), and The Clinton Herald.

ISBN 0-9718286-1-X

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A Miscellany of Men
by G. K. Chesterton
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With an introduction by Dale Ahlquist
A Miscellany of Men is a collection of essays on sundry topics written by one of the English language's greatest essayists, G. K. Chesterton. In the Miscellany, Chesterton covers all kinds of timely truths and and makes prescient and enlightening observations. Covering topics ranging from literature to philosophy, history to social criticism, it is a snapshot of thought on 20th-century Europe (and the world) by one of Europe's sharpest wits and ablest pens. With chapter titles ranging from "The Miser and His Friends" to "The Red Reactionary," from "The Separatist and Sacred Things" to "The New Theologian" and "The Romantic in the Rain," this compact volume includes 39 brief sketches of individuals, each one of whom illustrates an aspect of contemporary society. Social, historical, and religious thought all figure prominently in this book, which deals with a myriad of topics from the sane and healthy perspective of Chesterton's integral, unapologetic Catholic Faith. The book remains particularly unique for its willingness to criticize some of the uncomfortable truths about capitalism while simultaneously condemning inhuman, bureaucratic socialism.

IHS Press is pleased to present an Introduction to this new edition by Dale Ahlquist.

Dale Ahlquist is the President of the American Chesterton Society, author of G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense, host of the EWTN television series of the same name, publisher of Gilbert Magazine, editor of The Annotated Lepanto, and member of the Advisory Board of the Chesterton Institute at Seton Hall University, New Jersey.

ISBN 0-9718286-5-2

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Ethics and the National Economy
by Fr. Heinrich Pesch

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Translated and with an Introduction by Rupert Ederer
Ethics and the National Economy was written by Jesuit Fr. Heinrich Pesch in 1917 as part of a symposium of Catholic thinkers on the problem of Christian Natural and International Law. His contribution stresses a truth which is as fundamental as it is today neglected: that morality must govern economic life. Taking apart the various aspects of economic activity, Fr. Pesch throws the light of the Moral Law on such topics as the manufacture of material goods, exchange of goods, remuneration and wages, justice in pricing, and—of course—he looks at what he calls the two "absurd consequences" of the individualist, free-market school of thought: Capitalism and Socialism.

Heinrich Pesch, S.J. (1854–1926) is one of the greatest of philosopher-economists, whose “Solidarism” is based upon the classical and Christian understanding of man and socio-economic life, rooted in the teaching of Aristotle and perfected by St. Thomas Aquinas. His other works include Liberalism, Socialism, and the Christian Social Order (1900) and the monumental Compendium of the National Economy, which ran to nearly four thousand pages and earned him recognition as the first Catholic to write a complete, scientific economic treatise. Volume I of his Compendium saw numerous editions and was a standard text in the social science curricula at many Catholic institutions of higher learning.

Dr. Ederer was educated at St. Louis University, where he was associated with Pesch scholars Dr. Franz Mueller and Fr. Bernard Dempsey. He taught economics for over 40 years, retiring as Professor of Economics from SUNY College, Buffalo, N.Y.. He has written or translated 15 books and nearly 200 articles on economic topics. He is the recognized living authority on Heinrich Pesch.

ISBN 0-9714894-9-1

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The Gauntlet
A First Anthology of works by
Arthur J. Penty

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With an introduction by Dr. Peter Chojnowski
The Gauntlet, subtitled "A Challenge to the Myth of Progress," includes selections from Old Worlds for New (1917), Post-Industrialism (1922), Towards a Christian Sociology (1923), and Means and Ends (1932). This first-ever anthology of Penty’s works presents a compelling vision both of what’s wrong with the world and of what kind of socio-economic order would help to make it right. The writings in this volume provide a sampling of Penty’s thorough and persuasive critique of the myths that dominate modern economic and social thought. They also outline his intellectual and practical program for the restoration of such essentials in economic life as the dignity of labor, justice in pricing, equity in property distribution, quality in craftsmanship, preservation of rural culture, and, above all, the recognition of spiritual Truth as the foundation of all real economic order.

IHS Press is pleased to present an Introduction to this anthology by Dr. Peter Chojnowski.

Dr. Chojnowski has degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Christendom College, and a Masters degree and Doctorate in Philosophy from Fordham University. He specializes in the philosophy of St. Thomas and Catholic Social Thought. He currently teaches at Immaculate Conception Academy in Post Falls, Idaho, where he lives with his wife and five children.

ISBN 0-9718286-2-8

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An Essay on the Economic Effects of the Reformation
by George O'Brien

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With a new Introduciton by Dr. Edward McPhail
Essay on the Economic Effects of the Reformation is a masterful work of economic history by one of the 20th century's premier economic historians. Dr. O'Brien was for many years professor of Economics at University College Dublin, and he held for a time the Economics Chair. His Magnum Opus, The Economic History of Ireland, won him recognition as one of the greatest scholars ever of Irish economic history. In this work, Dr. O'Brien brings his knowledge of economic thought and history to bear on the difficult problem of the origins of Capitalism and Socialsim, examining both of them in light of the historical epispode known as the Reformation. His judgment may be shocking, but it is quite Catholic: the growth and development of both Socialism and Capitalism would not have been possible to the extent that it was without the ecplise of the Catholic way of life that followed in the wake of the Reformation. With such a surprising but nevertheless well-argued and persuasive thesis, this book is sure to challenge Catholics and all men of good will to abandon preconceptions taught by the Establishment and come to grips with the facts of economic history. Originally published: London, 1923.

IHS Press is pleased to present a new Introduciton to this edition by Dr. Edward McPhail.

Edward A. McPhail is Assistant Professor of Economics at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He is a student not only of modern economic thought but also of such Catholic thinkers as Belloc, Chesterton, and O'Brien. His interestes and research specialties include eugenics and the relationship between economics, ethics, and religion. He is a frequent contributor to numerous journals and societies, including the American Chesterton Society.

ISBN 0-9718286-5-2

Dollfuss: An Austrian Patrioit
by Johannes Messner

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With an Introduction by Dr. John Zmirak and a Foreword by Dr. Alice von Hildebrand
Dollfuss: An Austrian Patriot was written by neo-Thomist professor Fr. Johannes Messner based upon his close association and collaboration with Engelbert Dollfuss, Chancellor of Austria. Messner's account of Dollfuss's life provides a brief sketch of biographical details, but, more importantly, illustrates Dollfuss's social vision and provides an account of his attempt to structure Austrian social and economic life along the lines determined by Quadragesimo Anno. As a leading exponent of Catholic Social Doctrine as it was expressed in the Austrian tradition established by Karl von Vogelsang, Messner is uniquely qualified to highlight the reforms initiated by Dollfuss as they relate to the traditional social vision of the Church.

Dr. Zmirak is a student of traditional and Catholic political economy, and the author of Wilhelm Roepke: Swiss Localist; Global Economist. Dr. von Hildebrand is a frequent writer and lecturer on Catholic culture and related subjects. Her husband, the late Dr. Deitrich von Hildebrand, collaborated with Dollfuss and his associates on the paper of the Austrian state, The Christian Corporative State.

ISBN 0-9718286-8-7

by Hilaire Belloc

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With an Introduction by Fr. Michael Crowdy
Richelieu is a classic yet fresh treatment of one of the most central figures in the making of modern Europe, and Belloc tells his story as only Belloc can. Not a sterile, overly footnoted academic dissection of secondary sources, Belloc's Richelieu is a lively, engaging, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction tale of an intriguing and ultimately tragic personality. The book directly tackles the central problem of the Cardinal, painting a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of the man while offering an objective critique of his policies: policies that did so much to make permanent the rift that split Christendom and which, thanks to Cardinal Richelieu's efforts among other things, was never to be repaired.

Fr. Crowdy is a Roman Catholic priest stationed in Bristol, England, who was rised as an Anglican and trained as a lawyer. Following World War II service in the British Army in India, he converted to Catholicism and was ordained a priest at the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in 1954. He has served as a priest in Florence, Italy, and in Northampton and London, England. His career and his personal scholarly interests make him an uncannily qualified student of Belloc's writing.

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