Joseph Pearce's Blog

Joseph Pearce's Blog

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

A sobering comparison of the results of the Inquisition and secular torture. 

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.

Today's Schools Are Producing 'Hollow Men'

Today's Schools Are Producing 'Hollow Men'

A failure to appreciate the humanities must inevitably lead to the dehumanizing of culture. 

Beren and Lúthien: Tolkien’s Greatest Love Story

Beren and Lúthien: Tolkien’s Greatest Love Story

The reason that Tolkien’s greatest love story has been largely unknown is that it is little more than a footnote in 'The Lord of the Rings.'

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?

Is the West Worth Defending?

Is the West Worth Defending?

We should respond to the question of whether the West is worth defending by first asking this:  Which West are we being asked to defend?

Have We Learned Anything at All Since the Great War?

Have We Learned Anything at All Since the Great War?

This month marks the centenary of the entry of the United States into World War I.

John Milton's Lucifer: The Reason People Like Him

John Milton's Lucifer: The Reason People Like Him

It stems from ‘Paradise Lost,’ and there is a simple explanation as to why many identify with John Milton’s Satan.

6 Questions to Ask to Determine if You're an Alienated Soul

6 Questions to Ask to Determine if You're an Alienated Soul

How are we to know who is and who isn’t an alien? And, most creepy of all, how do we know if we might be aliens ourselves?

How J.R.R. Tolkien Used Middle-Earth to Reveal Who We Are

How J.R.R. Tolkien Used Middle-Earth to Reveal Who We Are

Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth, seeing ourselves reflected in the characters and the lessons they teach us.