Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Nov 16, 2010 - Political Science - 432 pages
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In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but towards Gomorrah.

Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposť of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality.

In a new Afterword, the author highlights recent disturbing trends in our laws and society, with special attention to matters of sex and censorship, race relations, and the relentless erosion of American moral values. The alarm he sounds is more sobering than ever: we can accept our fate and try to insulate ourselves from the effects of a degenerating culture, or we can choose to halt the beast, to oppose modern liberalism in every arena. The will to resist, he warns, remains our only hope.

  

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Review: Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

User Review  - Eric_W - Goodreads

I hate stars. I gave this book three even though I disagree vehemently with Bork, but it's kind of fun. His jeremiad, Slouching Toward Gomorrah uses Gomorrah as a metaphor for the United States. The ... Read full review

Review: Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Awesome. The introduction nails the problem we face: total equality and complete liberty are what we are committed to, mutually exclusive and ruinous. The rest of the book is backstory and color. Read ... Read full review

Contents

The Vertical Invasion of the Barbarians
17
What They Did and Where They Went
34
We Hold These Truths to Be SelfEvident
56
lt I n telle duals and Modern Liberalism
83
The Supreme Court as an Agent of Mcidern Liberalism
96
Part II
104
The Collapse of Popular Culture
123
The Case for Censorship
140
The Decline of Intellect
250
The Trouble in Religion
272
The Wistful Hope for Fraternity
296
Part III
300
Can Democratic Government Survive?
317
Can America Avoid Gomorrah?
331
Afterword
345
Endnotes
379

The Rise of Crime illegitimacy and Welfare
154
The Dilemmas of Race
226
403
385
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About the author (2010)

Robert H. Bork has served as Solicitor General and Acting Attorney General of the United States, and as a United States Court of Appeals judge. A former professor of law at Yale Law School, he is currently a professor at Ave Maria School of Law, a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Tad and Dianne Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Also the author of the bestselling The Tempting of America, he lives with his wife in McLean, Virginia.

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