John C. Rao (born 1951) is an associate professor of history at St. John's University, director of the Roman Forum/Dietrich von Hildebrand Institute, and former president of Una Voce America. He was criticised for giving a speech in Prague by Cardinal Miloslav Vlk for his anti-American views.
In 1977 he received his D.Phil. in Modern European History from Oxford University. Notable works include Americanism and the Collapse of the Church in the United States, Removing the Blindfold, and Periphery. His latest book, The War of the Words Against the Word, a guide to the history of the Catholic Church, will be published in 2011.
A frequent contributor to The Remnant, a traditional Catholic biweekly, Dr. Rao is known for writing his columns from Rocco's Cafe, an Italian pastry shop in Greenwich Village Manhattan, for several months of the year. He is also a paleoconservative politically and is a harsh conservative critic of neoconservatism
- ^ John C. Rao homepage
- ^ Letter to Cardinal Vlk, by John C Rao
- ^ Prague Monitor
- ^ Cardinal Reports Traditionalists, Remnant Newspaper