The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Discusses Western civilization with a focus on the bold, radical philosophies of the recorded great thinkers of their time, claiming that many of these philosophies would be considered politically incorrect today.

Perseus Publishing
Everything you should know--but PC professors won't teach--about our Western heritage
Western civilization is the envy of the globe. It has given to the world universally accepted understandings of human rights (rooted in Judeo-Christian principles), created standards for art, music, and literature that have never been equaled, and originated political and social systems that have spread all across the planet.

Unfortunately, the fog of political correctness now obscures these and other truths about Western civilization. Leftists and Islamic jihadists find common cause in assailing Western "colonialism," "imperialism," and "racism" as its defining characteristics. Guilt-ridden Western leaders and public figures speak of their cultural patrimony in disparaging terms they would never dare to use about a non-Western culture. And in the academy, "multicultural"-minded professors flatter students into believing they have nothing really to learn from Sophocles or Shakespeare.

But now, Professor Anthony Esolen--one of the team-teachers of Providence College's esteemed Development of Western Civilization Core Curriculum--has risen to the West's defense. The Politically Incorrect Guide(TM) to Western Civilization takes on the prevailing liberal assumptions that make Western civilization the universal whipping boy for today's global problems, and introduces you to the significant events, individuals, nations, ideas, and artistic achievements that make Western civilization the greatest the world has ever known.

Today--with the West imperiled as never before by the global jihad and threats from China and elsewhere--defending the West has become an urgent imperative: if we don't value what we have and what we have inherited, we will surely lose it. The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Western Civilization is an essential sourcebook for that defense.


Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9781596980594
1596980591
Characteristics: xii, 340 p. ; 23 cm

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naturalist
Aug 21, 2015

featuring the author: . . .
“Witherspoon Institute Warns that Schools and Boy Scouts Will Push 'Bizarre and Self-Destructive' Homosexuality” . . .
See more at: . . . http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/witherspoon-institute-warns-schools-and-boy-scouts-will-push-bizarre-and-self-destructive-ho#sthash.KbHbbcVi.dpuf . . and . .
“The Witherspoon Institute blog is home for every Catholic crackpot with an inflated ego and something to say about “homosexuals.”
http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/2013/08/anthony-esolen-real-bullying-is.html
and, more of the author’s homophobia . . .
“The Gay Liberation of Straight Men” . . .
from: . . . https://madmanstwilight.wordpress.com/tag/homophobia/
and,
exposed:
“Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-right-invented-phantom-enemy-donald-trump

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KittyKoko
Dec 15, 2009

One can tell that this book is written by an avid Christian with strong patriarchal views which might be offputting for some but if you can overlook this, the book offers an entertainingly good introduction to western history.

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