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A prophetic examination of Western decline, The Twilight of American Culture provides one of the most caustic and surprising portraits of American society to date. Whether examining the corruption at the heart of modern politics, the "Rambification" of popular entertainment, or the collapse of our school systems, Morris Berman suspects that there is little we can do as a society to arrest the onset of corporate Mass Mind culture. Citing writers as diverse as de Toqueville and DeLillo, he cogently argues that cultural preservation is a matter of individual conscience, and discusses how classical learning might triumph over political correctness with the rise of a "a new monastic individual"--a person who, much like the medieval monk, is willing to retreat from conventional society in order to preserve its literary and historical treasures. "Brilliantly observant, deeply thoughtful ....lucidly argued."--Christian Science Monitor

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-193) and index.

Synopsis:

An emerging cult classic about America's cultural meltdown--and a surprising solution. A prophetic examination of Western decline, "The Twilight of American Culture" provides one of the most caustic and surprising portraits of American society--and corporate mass mind culture-- to date.

About the Author

Morris Berman is a cultural historian and the author of The Twilight of American Culture. He has held a number of university appointments, most recently as Visiting Professor of Sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393321692
Author:
Berman, Morris
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Education, humanistic
Subject:
Monastic and religious life
Subject:
Mass society
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
United States Civilization 1970-
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Series Volume:
236
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.40x5.54x.56 in. .45 lbs.

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Culture Wars
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"Synopsis" by , An emerging cult classic about America's cultural meltdown--and a surprising solution. A prophetic examination of Western decline, "The Twilight of American Culture" provides one of the most caustic and surprising portraits of American society--and corporate mass mind culture-- to date.
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