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Author QuotedJacques Maritain
Title Quotedpaysan de la Garonne : un vieux laïc s'interroge à propos du temps present
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/04/08
ImprintParis : Desclee de Brouwer. 1966
QuotationAs for Maritain's book [Le Paysan de la Garonne, 1966], yes, I will speak to him about it. His criticism bears, above all, I believe, on philosophy not on politics, since he continues to remain in agreement with his radical friends, such as Saul Alinsky. Concerning Cardinal Roy [Archbishop of Quebec City], I am not as well informed as you think, since I do not know what it is about. But I did write to Dorothy Dohen, because her book has been criticized unfavorably by a writer who is nevertheless himself a liberal.
JournalThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 111
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