The following is a summary of the June 2023 issue of The St. Croix Review.
Barry MacDonald, in “Transgenderism Is a Wrecking Ball,” exposes the sham and evil of gender ideology.
Allan Brownfeld, in “Remembering an Act of Christian Love During the Holocaust,” tells the story of Padre Niccacci, of Assisi, Italy, who saved 300 Jews during the Nazi occupation; in “What Is Meant When We Speak of Making Education Relevant?” while many universities are phasing out majors in English, history, philosophy, mathematics, and theology in favor of more “relevant” studies, he offers a timeless vision of “higher” education; in “Americans Ignore the Fragility of Our Democracy — and Its Current Disarray — at Our Peril,” he presents us with ancient wisdom and a thorough grounding in Founding principles.
Paul Kengor, in “Mary Ball Washington,” brings to life the character of George Washington and his mother, who raised America’s first president, thus becoming the First Mother; in “The Book of Acts Is Not Communism,” he forcefully reveals the bottomless hatred of Communism for Christianity and all religions.
Mark Hendrickson, in “Degrowth: The New Fad in the Climate Change Movement Is Socialist Central Planning,” exposes the irrational, haphazard, and absurd qualities of the latest leftist talking points that would lead to less prosperity.
Kenneth G. Elzinga, in “Capitalism and Democracy,” looks at common terms, like “Capitalism,” “Cost,” “Monopoly,” and “Democracy,” and filters them through an economic lens to reveal the profound truths that characterize American society.
Paul Suszko, in “World Wisdom in Verse,” offers a poem with a synthesis of historical wisdom.
Derek Suszko, in “The Fall of the Roman Republic: A Narrative and Analytical Comparison with the Contemporary Conditions of the United States,” comes to some conclusions.
Francis P. DeStefano, in “Humphrey Bogart: ‘High Sierra,’” profiles the one actor who has appeared in the most top-ranked films; in “The Demise of the DVD Mailing Service on Netflix,” he details the end of a service that provided easy access to the Golden Age of Hollywood, including commentary and video biographies of the people involved in the films — directors, producers, musical composers, and even costume designers.
Jigs Gardner, in “Writers for Conservatives: 6 — Michael Gilbert,” reviews the stalwart craft of the British writer of crime fiction.
Derek Suszko reviews Gordon L. Anderson’s Integral Society: Social Institutions and Individual Sovereignty.