How the West Was Lost: Coping With Life in a Strange, New Civilization

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Author House, May 18, 2005 - Social Science - 256 pages
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His premise is that civilizations have “life spans,” and the Western civilization that produced America and Europe has been replaced, in our lifetime, and before our very eyes.  To people whose minds were made by the West, the civilization we now find ourselves in often feels wrong, evil even, but we also find ourselves feeling oddly affectionate toward this strange new world.

 

And the more time that passes, the more “normal” the New Civ gets to feel.

 

We sometimes have to “pinch” ourselves to remember that society once had roots in a universe that knew something of moral absolutes, where the horrible behaviors we now read about in every morning newspaper were so rare that one such event in a year would have felt like the world is just about to end.  But these things are what passes for “normalcy” today.  We are still able to be reminded of what we know in our bones, although it gets harder all the time: something has gone terribly wrong.

 

That’s what this book is about.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Where We Came From Some Vital History
13
Rights
31
Patriotism
57
Loving Whats Bad For Us
81
Sex Eternity
111
Eternal Pathology
125
The Difference
143
Adultery
165
Dhimmitude
197
Conclusion
215
Islam
231
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Patrick Murphy is a business man and a writer whose interest in Christianity, political philosophy and history led him to ask the question: why does the world feel so different now?  Why do the social pathologies that have overtaken modern society feel so normal ?  His conclusion is that a fundamental change has occurred in our world in our time.  We have experienced a transition from one civilization to a completely different one, and did not notice.

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