The Decline of the West
BiblioBazaar, 2010 - 560 pages
Since its first publication more than eighty years ago, "The Decline of the West" has ranked as one of the most widely read and talked about books of our time. A sweeping account of Western culture by a historian of legendary intellect, it is an astonishingly informed, forcefully eloquent, thrillingly controversial work that advances a world view based on the cyclical rise and fall of civilizations. This abridgment presents the most significant of Oswald Spengler's arguments, linked by illuminating explanatory passages. It makes available in one volume a masterpiece of grand-scale history and far-reaching prophesy that remains essential reading for anyone interested in the factors that determine the course of civilizations.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thcson - LibraryThing
I'm under the impression that this book was once held in quite high esteem, but today it's hard to find anything of value in it. The author thinks he can trace and predict the course of human history by studying the history of art. That's all you need to know. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lautremont5 - LibraryThing
this was a best seller worldwide in the 1920s. it exemplifies how much the world has changed. Read full review