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Out of the ashes : rebuilding American culture

by Esolen, Anthony M. (Author)

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"Blunt and prophetic, [the author] makes the case that the decay of Western civilization is alarmingly advanced. Our sickly, sub-pagan state resembles a bombed-out city. We have to assess the damage, but merely lamenting it does no good. There is work to be done."--Jacket flap. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the rubble
  • Giving things their proper names : the restoration of truth-telling
  • Except the Lord build the house : restoring a sense of beauty
  • A mind is a terrible thing to baste : restoring the school
  • Man by nature desires to know : rebuilding the college
  • Repudiating the sexual revolution : restoring manhood
  • Restoring womanhood : building homes, not houses
  • Work while it is yet day : making good things again
  • Playing upon the waters : bringing play back to life
  • Idiots no more : recovering the polis
  • Pilgrims, returning home.