Ideas Have Consequences

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University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 1984 - Philosophy - 189 pages
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In what has become a classic work, Richard M. Weaver unsparingly diagnoses the ills of our age and offers a realistic remedy. He asserts that the world is intelligible, and that man is free. The catastrophes of our age are the product not of necessity but of unintelligent choice. A cure, he submits, is possible. It lies in the right use of man's reason, in the renewed acceptance of an absolute reality, and in the recognition that ideas—like actions—have consequences.

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Tightly-written short book on the philosophical origins of the postwar traditionalist conservative movement in the United States. Weaver opens by stating in a matter-of-fact tone that "this is another ... Read full review

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Of all the books I've read in my life, this one has radicalized my view of western culture and America in every way possible. Weaver's writing style is fervent and raging with the obvious intent of ... Read full review

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Richard M. Weaver (1910-63) was an American scholar, revered twentieth-century conservative, and professor of English and rhetoric at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including The Ethics of Rhetoric and Visions of Order: The Cultural Crisis of Our Time.

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