Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism

Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism


James Burnham’s 1964 vintage, Suicide of the West, is still a startling account at the nature of the fashionable period. It bargains a profound, intensive research of what's taking place on the earth at the present time via placing into concentration the intangible, usually obscure doctrine of yankee liberalism. It parallels the loosely outlined liberal ideology rampant in American govt and associations, with the circulate, ebb, progress, climax and the eventual decline and demise of either historical and sleek civilizations.

Its writer keeps that western suicidal traits lie now not a lot within the loss of assets or army energy, yet via an erosion of highbrow, ethical, and religious components ample in smooth western society and the mainstay of liberal psychology.

Devastating in its relentless dissection of the liberal syndrome, this publication will lead many liberals to painful self-examination, buttress the considering conservative’s standpoint, and incite others, without doubt, to infuriation. None can forget about it.

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