Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

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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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Bork does not shy away from speaking his mind. Although written in 1996, he was certainly prescient about the state of the country and society in 2014. Read full review

SLOUCHING TOWARDS GOMORRAH: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

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A former judge's stinging indictment of the havoc postmodern liberalism has wrought on the state of the American union. An eloquent, often elegant, advocate, Bork (whose ultimately aborted nomination ... Read full review


The Vertical Invasion of the Barbarians
What They Did and Where They Went
We Hold These Truths to Be SelfEvident
lt I n telle duals and Modern Liberalism
The Supreme Court as an Agent of Mcidern Liberalism
Part II
The Collapse of Popular Culture
The Case for Censorship
The Decline of Intellect
The Trouble in Religion
The Wistful Hope for Fraternity
Part III
Can Democratic Government Survive?
Can America Avoid Gomorrah?

The Rise of Crime illegitimacy and Welfare
The Dilemmas of Race

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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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