is a publishing house based in Virginia
whose mission is to promote the social teaching
of the Catholic Church. The name "IHS
" is a truncation of the first three letters of the Greek
name of Jesus Christ
. IHS Press has been particularly concerned with the promotion of the social teaching as laid down by Pope Leo XIII
in his encyclical Rerum Novarum
. IHS Press has thus been primarily focused on reprinting the rarer works of authors who promote a third way between capitalism and socialism such as G. K. Chesterton
and Hilaire Belloc
, along with those of such older guild
theorists as Arthur Penty
and Heinrich Pesch.
IHS Press is currently chaired by John Sharpe
In 2005, IHS Press launched a new imprint, Light in the Darkness Publications (LID)
, to print more miscellany works for a more general audience but still serving the larger goal of promoting the social teaching. LID will also be particularly dedicated to bringing about a well defined perspective on contemporary politics which might also serve as a basis for serious organization. LID's first publication has been Neo-Conned!
, a two volume compendium
of essays opposing the Iraq War
containing a vast array of authors from Noam Chomsky
and Alexander Cockburn
on the left to Pat Buchanan
and the late Samuel T. Francis
on the right. Neo-Conned!
contains the last original published work of both Francis and Jude Wanniski