Confessions of an Original Sinner

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A ``European Catholic in America,'' Lukacs is a Hungarian-born historian ( Budapest 1900 ) who has taught in Pennsylvania for 40 years. Believing that he is living during the end of an age, he explores the development of his ``unoriginal, bourgeois, reactionary'' thoughts, beliefs and convictions. In this personal history, he describes falling in love in wartime Budapest, two happy marriages and experiences as a teacher, writer and country dweller. Discussing the differences in outlook in Europe and America, this former anti-Communist, now an ``anti-anti,'' is a critic of liberal and leftist intellectuals, whom he regards as intolerant adherents of a ``corroding pessimism.'' Lukacs also takes to task American conservatives, who he feels possess their own ``particularly dangerous and immoral inclinations'' and find ``a strange and particular appeal'' in ``inhuman technology and nuclear `power.' '' There is fodder here in plenty to antagonize and stimulate all political persuasions. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890318123
  • Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 927,877
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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