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The Wreck of Western Culture

Humanism Revisited


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The Wreck of Western Culture by John Carroll
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"Features pugnacious prose, expository skillfulness, transgressive wisdom, and mental verve." --The Weekly Standard "A passionate, imaginative, richly detailed interpretation of the spiritual history of the modern West." --BookForum Australian sociologist John Carroll turns received wisdom on its head in this brilliant, provocative, and sweeping book. Humanism is commonly credited with building Western civilization as we know it--bringing about democracy, universal rights, and prosperity. But Carroll argues that "the great five-hundred year Humanist experiment to found an entirely secular culture on earth" has been an abject failure.

Author Biography

John Carroll is a professor of sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and a fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.
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February 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
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