Publication Date: November 20, 2012
"History is the record of an apocalyptic struggle," says Solange Hertz, "between those two primordial kingdoms - that of God and that of the devil. St. Augustine saw these irreconcilable factions as the City of God and the City of Man. Both are world governments in the largest possible sense, and they are locked in mortal combat till the end of time, for nothing less than the souls of men. When 'separation of Church and state' was established as a political principle in modern times, the two Cities began parting company visibly before the eyes of all, but only to square off properly and get at each other better. Like any couple whom God has joined together, Church and state can never be divorced. No matter how many fictitious decrees are handed down by the court of domestic relations, they are still married. And that precisely, is what causes all the trouble." This book covers a range of topics including Joan of Arc, Louis XVI, the political dimension of the sacred heart devotion, and of course Americanism. All focus on Utopia, "that mysterious social aberration which always threatens, but never comes to fruition, because the very word means Nowhere."