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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 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

Synopsis:

An emerging cult classic about America's cultural meltdown'"and a surprising solution.

About the Author

Morris Bermanis 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:
9780393078404
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Author:
Berman, Morris
Subject:
United States - Civilization - 1970-
Subject:
Popular culture - United States
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - Cultural
Publication Date:
June 2001
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Business » General
Education » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Western Religions » Monastics

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