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Slouching towards Gomorrah : modern liberalism and American decline, Robert H. Bork

Label
Slouching towards Gomorrah : modern liberalism and American decline
Title
Slouching towards Gomorrah
Title remainder
modern liberalism and American decline
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Bork
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Robert H. Bork's Slouching Towards Gomorrah, one of our nation's most distinguished conservative scholars offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling. Of our own President, Bork writes: "Thirty years ago, Clinton's behavior would have been absolutely disqualifying. Since the 1992 election, the public has learned far more about what is known, euphemistically, as the 'character issue.' Yet none of this appears to affect Clinton's popularity. It is difficult not to conclude that something about our moral perceptions and reactions has changed profoundly. If that change is permanent, the implication for our future is bleak."
  • The root of our decline, Bork argues, is 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). The roots of modern liberalism are deeply embedded in the past two and a half centuries - and perhaps - arise from the very nature of Western civilization itself. From the collapse of popular culture to the general weakening of intellect, from the role of the Supreme Court as an agent of modern liberalism to the trouble in religion, from the assault of radical feminism on American institutions and freedoms to the "killing for convenience" of abortion and euthanasia, Bork has brilliantly encapsulated a nation and a culture on the brink. He courageously sounds an alarm for all Americans
  • To understand our current plight and the direction in which we are moving, Bork believes we must look to the Sixties, a decade in which the moral integrity of our nation came under full-blown assault. We have never recovered from that attack because the radicals of the Sixties have taken over or heavily modified the cultural institutions they once sought to destroy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bork, Robert H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.B68 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social values
  • Liberalism
  • United States
Label
Slouching towards Gomorrah : modern liberalism and American decline, Robert H. Bork
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The vertical invasion of the barbarians" -- What they did and where they went -- "We hold these truths to be self-evident" : the rage for liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- "We hold these truths to be self-evident" : the passion for equality -- "Intellectuals" and modern liberalism -- The Supreme Court as an agent of modern liberalism -- The collapse of popular culture -- The case for censorship -- The rise of crime, illegitimacy, and welfare -- Killing for convenience : abortion, assisted suicide, and euthanasia -- The politics of sex : radical feminism's assault on American culture -- The dilemmas of race -- The decline of intellect -- The trouble in religion -- The wistful hope for fraternity -- Can democratic government survive? -- Can America avoid Gomorrah?
Control code
35029722
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 382 pages
Isbn
9780060391638
Lccn
96031277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Slouching towards Gomorrah : modern liberalism and American decline, Robert H. Bork
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The vertical invasion of the barbarians" -- What they did and where they went -- "We hold these truths to be self-evident" : the rage for liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- "We hold these truths to be self-evident" : the passion for equality -- "Intellectuals" and modern liberalism -- The Supreme Court as an agent of modern liberalism -- The collapse of popular culture -- The case for censorship -- The rise of crime, illegitimacy, and welfare -- Killing for convenience : abortion, assisted suicide, and euthanasia -- The politics of sex : radical feminism's assault on American culture -- The dilemmas of race -- The decline of intellect -- The trouble in religion -- The wistful hope for fraternity -- Can democratic government survive? -- Can America avoid Gomorrah?
Control code
35029722
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 382 pages
Isbn
9780060391638
Lccn
96031277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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