E. Michael Jones

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E. Michael Jones
Born 4 May 1948
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality American
Occupation professor, author, scholar

E. Michael Jones (born May 4, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American writer, former professor at Saint Mary's College in Indiana and the current editor of Culture Wars magazine (formerly Fidelity Magazine). Jones began as an author of issues dealing with the Catholic Church from a traditional Catholic perspective and has been critical of the Second Vatican Council's consequences for Western civilisation as a whole.

He also writes on topis such as the argued decline of Western culture and the Culture Wars; Cultural Marxism, the Bauhaus School of architecture, as well as the mindset of modernism and postmodernism generally.

Perhaps his best known work is The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History.



After growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jones fell away from his Catholic Faith, and became immersed in the counterculture of the 1960s. He found little satisfaction after leaving his faith, and eventually returned to it after reading The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton. Jones then obtained his Ph.D. from Temple University and began to teach at Saint Mary's College. To Jones' displeasure, he found this college to be what he considered to be (in the words of Michael W. Cuneo who interviewed him) "the antithesis of what a Catholic college should be", being champions of abortion, radical feminist and secular humanist. He made little effort to conceal his views, leading to conflicts with many faculty, his department chairwoman and eventually the college's president. His department, which viewed him as a religious absolutist, decided against renewing his contract after his first year.[1]

Jones's work has primarily been concerned with the relationship between the Catholic Church and secular culture as well as the sexual revolution and the wider cultural effects of the Second Vatican Council. Later work has focused on the historical friction between the Catholic Church and Jews.

Mark Potok, the Jewish spokesman of the Southern Poverty Law Center, has being critical.[2] The School of Architecture at The Catholic University of America cancelled a lecture series in which Jones was scheduled to speak in February 2008. He responded to the cancellation in an article in Culture Wars.[3] Jones dealing with Jewish issues, is mostly from a perspective of criticising Judaism.[4]

Jones has denied accusations of antisemitism and says that any form of racism is against his Catholic faith.[2] He has stated publicly that he considers modern Judaism to be a wicked ideology, but he condemns criticism of Jews based upon race.[5]

In recent years, Jones has focused on and has written numerous articles examining usury and wider economic issues. He wrote a book entitled Barren Metal: a History of Capitalism as the Conflict between Labor and Usury.


Fidelity Press (self-published)

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  1. Cuneo, Michael (1999). Smoke of Satan. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 40–41. ISBN 0801862655. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Catholic University nixes lectures, The Washington Times, February 13, 2008
  3. Anti-Semitism and Thought Control at Catholic University, E. Michael Jones, Culture Wars
  4. The Revolutionary Jew Part I audio link from Podcasts, Culture Wars
  5. The Revolutionary Jew Part I audio link from Podcasts, Culture Wars
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