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eBook How the West Was Lost ePub

by Alexander Boot

  • ISBN: 1850439850
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Alexander Boot
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris (September 3, 2006)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1818 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1342 kb
  • Other: doc mbr mobi lit
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 521

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"Alexander Boot puts his finger precisely on the malaise affecting western societies.

"Alexander Boot puts his finger precisely on the malaise affecting western societies. It should be read by politicians, teachers, bishops and anyone who has anything to do with public administration. We should all read it.

Alexander Boot (born 1948) is a Russian-born journalist and author, previously a university lecturer and . His first book was How the West Was Lost (2006). In 2011, Boot launched his own blog, alexanderboot. He now lives in London and Burgundy.

Alexander Boot (born 1948) is a Russian-born journalist and author, previously a university lecturer and advertising executive. His work promotes conservatism and traditional European culture. How the West Was Lost (I. B. Tauris, 2006). God and Man According to Tolstoy (Springer, 2009). A Nation That Forgot God (2010). The Crisis Behind Our Crisis (St Matthew Publishing, 2011). How the Future Worked: Russia Through the Eyes of a Young Non-Person (Bretwalda Books, 2013).

Alexander Boot puts his finger precisely on the malaise affecting western societies.

It should be read by politicians, teachers, bishops and anyone who has anything to do with public administration. This inspired a life-long quest for an explanation, reflected in numerous essays.

What made the West western ? And has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself?

What made the West western ? And has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself? This provocative and stimulating polemic argues that western culture and civilisation have been destroyed not only in, but indeed by, modernity.

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What made the West 'western'? And has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself? This provocative and stimulating polemic argues that the modern world has destroyed western culture and civilisation without gaining anything in return, leaving contemporary man with a spiritual and cultural gap that no amount of material wealth can fill. This is a brave and challenging attempt to explain how and why this has happened and present a new concept of modern history for our complacent times.

What made the West 'western'? And, has Western civilisation found .

What made the West 'western'? And, has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself? This provocative and stimulating polemic argues that western culture and civilisation have been destroyed not only in, but indeed by, modernity. This book is a bold and challenging attempt to present a new concept of modern history for our complacent times.

This inspired a life-long quest for an explanation, reflected in numerous essays.

What made the West 'western'? And has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself? .

What made the West 'western'? And has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself? This provocative and stimulating polemic argues that western culture and civilisation have been destroyed not only in, but indeed by, modernity.

What made the West 'western'? And has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself? This provocative and stimulating polemic argues that the modern world has destroyed western culture and civilisation without gaining anything in return, leaving contemporary man with a spiritual and cultural gap that no amount of material wealth can fill. This is a brave and challenging attempt to explain how and why this has happened and present a new concept of modern history for our complacent times.

Comments

Camper Camper
It is obvious to many observers that today's societies are experiencing a breakdown of what many would call "traditional Western social and cultural values." Boot takes this argument one step further, contending that Western man, or "Westman," is already dead. He defines Westman as a socio-cultural type that emerged from the blending of Hellenic logic and Christian values. Boot argues that traditional Westman values were besieged by Enlightenment ideals, suffered a crippling blow in the Industrial Revolution, and were finally demolished by the wars of the 20th century. Dancing on the ashes of Westman's tomb is a new socio-cultural type--Modern man, or "Modman."

According to Boot, two subspecies of Modmen exist, the Nihilists (exemplified by Russia) and the Philistines (led by America). Both forms rule by "glossocracy," that is, distorting the true meaning of words to preserve political power. The only substantive difference between the two subspecies is the Nihilist's willingness to add mass murder into the power equation as well. Cast in these terms, Boot analyzes the wars and political murders characteristic of the 20th century, using the millions of dead to argue strongly that Modman governments are deeply flawed because they deny the existence of the soul -- a human dimension that was supremely important in Westman's world.

This is an outstanding book that challenged me to re-evaluate my personal interpretation of recent history. Boot has a very strong, opinionated voice, and though one may not agree with all of his opinions, his ideas will provoke personal reflection. To truly enjoy this work, at least a basic knowledge of Greek philosophy, Christianity, European culture from 1200 - 1850, and the events of the 20th century is requisite. This work is a commentary on history and culture, and as such, it is geared for people who are knowledgable in these areas.
DrayLOVE DrayLOVE
Superb and insightful.. somewhat prophetic, too. Well researched and carefully written. This book should be read by anyone entering college and once again upon graduation.
Bloodfire Bloodfire
A sublime eulogy to the greatness of what was Western civilization and its beautiful culture..... now, of course, long dead.
Shadowredeemer Shadowredeemer
This book is full of chauvinism, prejudice and ignorance. The writer does not even posess an elementary knowledge on the subject he pretends to be talking about, yet he makes confident proclamations. E.g. at one point he claims that Aristotle was a disciple of Socrates. In fact, the former was born 15 years after the death of the latter. Ignorance of such basic facts on behalf of the author renders this book unworthy of reading.