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Pearce and his cohorts were at the center of the racial and nationalist tensions—often violent—that ...
Pearce and his cohorts were at the center of the racial and nationalist tensions—often violent—that swirled around London in the late-1970s and early 80s. Eventually Pearce became a top member of the National Front, and the editor of its newspaper, The Bulldog. He was a full-time revolutionary.
In 1982 he was imprisoned for six months for hate speech, but he came out with more anger, and more resolve. Several years later, he was imprisoned again, this time for a year and it spurred a change in his life.
In Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love, Pearce himself takes the reader through his journey from racist revolutionary to Christian, including:
Posted January 4, 2014
Joseph Pearce reveals his courage by writing about his past in an honest self-portrait. Pearce's journey from a youth immersed in provincial hatred to become a Catholic, a self-educated author, and a thoughtful man who repudiates his former racial, religious, ethnic, and other bigotries, is amazing. This books gives readers hope that people can change for the better. Highly recommended, especially for college reading.
Also, as an added benefit, I felt inspired to read more of Chesterton's works because of his influence on Pearce's conversion.