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Publisher's Summary

Western civilization is under attack. At universities and in the media, professors and pundits decry Western civilization as exploitative, destructive, and without value. But fear not: coming to its defense is this "P.I." guide to Western civilization.

Using historical evidence, Professor Anthony Esolen knocks down the relativist arguments and shows how the West laid the cornerstones for all of modern civilization, including historical, artistic, and intellectual achievements.

We owe it to history and to ourselves to acknowledge Western civilization's role in shaping our values and our world.

©2008 Anthony Michael Esolen (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Nathan E Wegener
  • 2019-03-20

A warning against political correctness

This was not what I expected but it was compelling and informative. Those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat its mistakes and likewise unable to understand the real value of the roots of our civilization. Unfortunately none of these lessons are part of the modern day school curriculum.

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  • carolina
  • 2020-10-19

An education in the lost teachings of Man

I loved it. A must read for those who are interested in what has been lost in society due to the removal of the teachings of history, and all that there is to learn from it. We can never know where we're going without the examination of where we have been.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-11-02

h o e s m a d

at this point anyone writing paragraphs in opposition to these ideas is a lost cause,

NO PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

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  • Robert
  • 2017-09-17

insightful book read by a terrific reader.

Professor Esolen has written a gem that reminds us of the foundations of the Judeo-Christian West. While he notes that these foundations have been gravely shaken in the past few hundred years, he is still hopeful for it.

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  • 2021-03-01

whack

did not care for this book. waste of my time. I need 15 words. done.

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  • Kaye Fairweather
  • 2015-04-27

Excellent!

Only the politically incorrect will have a civilization in the next generation. The vapid politically correct ones will find themselves in an abyss of despair, decline, and destruction brought upon by their selfish choices.

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  • Ryan
  • 2021-04-17

Conservative Gamerfuel

If you want something historically accurate this book is not for you. Political correctness is not a message of destruction. It’s called being a decent human being and understanding that there’s nuance in everything.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-30

Ultra Right-wing propaganda at its finest

The reader was great, the message was straight from Goebbles. If you take all of the neofascist history lessons of the last 5 years and roll them into an easy to listen to, Reading Rainbow of white man's burden fairy-tales, you have this book. Hitlerjugend storytime.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-09-09

Not what the title suggests

I was expecting a politically incorrect review of western civilization. What I got is a fundamintalist Roman Catholic religious diatribe on western civilization. This book, although well narrated is week on actual history or social development.
The author is also very uninformed about other faith traditions and climate history.

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  • Kenneth Brady
  • 2021-11-01

meh

I am quite thoroughly a politically incorrect person. that said, this particular description of Western Civilization feels shallow.