Unservile Catholics

Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy by Jay P. Corrin

University of Notre Dame Press, 2003
(571 pages; $49.95, hardcover)

reviewed by John C. “Chuck” Chalberg

What George Bernard Shaw once gave us, Jay P. Corrin has now partially taken away. It was Shaw who discovered the thing he called the “Chesterbelloc”: the two-headed monster whose targets were the likes of Shaw and his circle of socialists and agnostics. G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc are the two Catholic intellectuals who figure most prominently in this book, even if they do not figure in quite the same way or wind up at quite the same place. Which turns out to be Corrin’s point—and . . .

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