Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization

ISBN-10: 1596980591
ISBN-13: 9781596980594
Edition: 2008
Authors: Anthony Esolen
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Ancient Greece: Love of Wisdom and Beauty
Laws that cannot be amended
Athens: Better than the rest
Father, not mother
The Greek Isles effect
Tradition and the natural law
Athenian relativists
Beauty is not merely in the eye of the beholder
The universal Good
The State and the end of man
Rome: An Empire of Tradition and Patriarchy
Respecting your elders
Father knows best
Tradition's wisdom vs. democracy's fickleness
Peace through strength
The real reason Rome fell
Israel: How God Changed the World
A God above nature, not a nature god
Not a political god, but the King of kings
Knowing God yields science
They that humble themselves shall be exalted
A thousand years are as a day
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
The peace of God that passeth understanding
The Early Church: Charity and Tolerance Are Born
How Christianity saved the West
Christianity brings equality and tolerance
The State, that pagan god
How Christians elevated culture
The truth about heretics
The Good News brings charity
The High Middle Ages: The Bright Ages
Islam vs. civilization
Warmer is better-someone tell Al Gore
Ruggedly alive
The Bright Ages: Life in the cathedrals
Drama's rebirth: Another fruit of Christianity
PC myth: The Middle Ages were the Dark Ages
When love and nature were richer
PC trope: Dancing angels and pinheads
Before PC: When intellectual curiosity could thrive
The Renaissance: It's Not What You Think
The PC myths about the Renaissance
Is there a nature in this man?
Honoring the past
Shakespeare on his knees
Where the Renaissance went wrong: Undermining authority
The Enlightenment: Liberty and Tyranny
The will enslaved
"Enlightenment" yields tyranny
Ecrasez l'infame!
The Pilgrim Fathers
Conservative Founders?
America's forgotten models: Rome and Athens
Saving reason from itself
Rousseau and the State
Samuel Johnson
The Nineteenth Century: Man Is a God; Man Is a Beast
The Romantics' new religion: Nature
Worshipping man
What the Industrial Revolution wrought
Is there such a thing as bad art?
Nietzsche: The honest atheist
Conservative champions of human dignity
The Twentieth Century: A Century of Blood
Walter Mitty, rugged individual
The empire strikes back
The health of the State, the poverty of the soul
Art from the people; Art against the people
Science without knowledge
The Pill's bitter effects
History can restore us
Notes
Index

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