The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization  -     By: Anthony Esolen
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization

Running Press / 2008 / Paperback

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Taking a stand for the glory of the West, this Politically Incorrect Guide (PIG) to Western Civilization is full of quotes from ancient thinkers and modern conservative scholars lauding the benefits of Greece, Rome, Israel, Christianity, patriarchy, and the Middle Ages. From the beautiful words of Shakespeare to how Birdseye and his frozen vegetables "set women looking out of the home for things to do," learn about the history of the west with this fascinating, passionately "politically incorrect," guide. 340 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Running Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.25 X 0.80 (inches)
ISBN: 1596980591
ISBN-13: 9781596980594
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Series: Politically Incorrect Guides

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Everything you should know--but PC professors won't teach--about our Western heritage
Western civilization is the envy of the globe. It has given to the world universally accepted understandings of human rights (rooted in Judeo-Christian principles), created standards for art, music, and literature that have never been equaled, and originated political and social systems that have spread all across the planet.

Unfortunately, the fog of political correctness now obscures these and other truths about Western civilization. Leftists and Islamic jihadists find common cause in assailing Western "colonialism," "imperialism," and "racism" as its defining characteristics. Guilt-ridden Western leaders and public figures speak of their cultural patrimony in disparaging terms they would never dare to use about a non-Western culture. And in the academy, "multicultural"-minded professors flatter students into believing they have nothing really to learn from Sophocles or Shakespeare.

But now, Professor Anthony Esolen--one of the team-teachers of Providence College's esteemed Development of Western Civilization Core Curriculum--has risen to the West's defense. The Politically Incorrect Guide(TM) to Western Civilization takes on the prevailing liberal assumptions that make Western civilization the universal whipping boy for today's global problems, and introduces you to the significant events, individuals, nations, ideas, and artistic achievements that make Western civilization the greatest the world has ever known.

Today--with the West imperiled as never before by the global jihad and threats from China and elsewhere--defending the West has become an urgent imperative: if we don't value what we have and what we have inherited, we will surely lose it. The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Western Civilization is an essential sourcebook for that defense.

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