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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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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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Oy

This is a Republican primmer: Utterly useless in logic, full of fallacy, very phallic. Fifteen words

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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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offensive

I was expecting a spin on history different than what one would find in a traditional classroom... not an outright white supremacist good old boys version.

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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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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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This is neo nazi garbage

Basically this, it’s a neo nazi talking point as podcast. What’s next a white genocide podcast?

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Biased

Extremely biased right wing commentary. I couldn't get through even an hour of this. This is so backwards...especially around women's rights. Who seriously thinks women had it made in ancient roman times when they rarely even had a name (typically they were just called by their family name) and the patriarch of the family had complete control over them and could even legally kill them??

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

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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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Its right because Jesus told us so?

I am afraid I just can't take this book seriously. Sure it has some interesting perspectives but with Catholicism as the centrepiece of the argument, it gets just a little tiresome.

"We know that X is the right way to live because it's in the bible". and Look... my whole argument on this is sound because Matthew 18.whatever supports my case.

Really?

I'll be swapping this one out I think.

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