On Looking into the Abyss Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society

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ISBN-13: 9780679759232
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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/31/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In these provocative essays, one of our most distinguished historians looks into the abyss of the present. Himmelfarb exposes the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of some of our most fashionable current ideas--and shows how the vogue for historical structuralism has made it possible to trivialize the tragedy of the Holocaust.

Don E. Eberly is the director of the Civil Society Project, a national initiative advancing ideas to strengthen America's social institutions and community life. He is the editor of many books, including "The Content of America's Character: The Recovery of Civic Virtue". Eberly is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, and founder of the National Fatherhood Initiative. He lives in Lancaster, PA.

Introductionp. ix
On Looking into the Abyssp. 3
Of Heroes, Villains, and Valetsp. 27
From Marx to Hegelp. 50
Liberty: "One Very Simple Principle"?p. 74
The Dark and Bloody Crossroads Where Nationalism and Religion Meetp. 107
Where Have All the Footnotes Gone?p. 122
Postmodernist Historyp. 131
Notesp. 163
Indexp. 189
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