An rising cult basic about America’s cultural meltdown—and a shocking answer.
A prophetic examination of Western decline, The Twilight of American Tradition supplies one of the vital caustic and shocking portraits of American society to this point. Whether or not analyzing the corruption on the coronary heart of contemporary politics, the “Rambification” of standard leisure, or the collapse of our faculty techniques, Morris Berman suspects that there’s little we are able to do as a society to arrest the onset of company Mass Thoughts tradition. Citing writers as numerous as de Toqueville and DeLillo, he cogently argues that cultural preservation is a matter of particular person conscience, and discusses how classical studying would possibly conquer political correctness with the rise of a “a brand new monastic particular person”—an individual who, very like the medieval monk, is keen to retreat from standard society with a view to protect its literary and historic treasures. “Brilliantly observant, deeply considerate ….lucidly argued.”—Christian Science Monitor