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This August 24 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Ronald Knox, one of the most popular Catholic writers of the first half of the twentieth century. Among his unpublished papers is a 1928 speech that is remarkable for several reasons.

First, the subject is pertinent: it is an address on pacifism delivered to a peace rally in Glasgow. As a young man, Knox frequently debated political questions at the Oxford Union, but...

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About the Author

Rev. Milton T. Walsh is author of Ronald Knox as Apologist (Ignatius Press). He is currently writing a book about Knox and C. S. Lewis.