Steps toward Restoration: The Consequences of Richard Weaver's Ideas

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In a century wracked by wars and cultural upheaval, many ideas have been offered as solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. Yet few have proved as long-lived - or as propheticas those found in Richard Weaver's critique of modernity, Ideas Have Consequences. In this new collection of essays, nine esteemed scholars employ Weaver's own vision of history to view our age from a new perspective. Such a vantage allows us to see both Western culture at the turn of the millennium and Weaver's great work of ...
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Overview

In a century wracked by wars and cultural upheaval, many ideas have been offered as solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. Yet few have proved as long-lived - or as propheticas those found in Richard Weaver's critique of modernity, Ideas Have Consequences. In this new collection of essays, nine esteemed scholars employ Weaver's own vision of history to view our age from a new perspective. Such a vantage allows us to see both Western culture at the turn of the millennium and Weaver's great work of intellectual history in sharper relief than ever before. What we discover is that the ideas that animated Weaver in the year of the book's publication, 1948, still intrigue his intellectual heirs today.
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Eugene D. Genovese
This collection of fine essays demontrates that the message of Weaver's Ideas is even more urgent now than when it first appeared.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882926268
  • Publisher: ISI Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Lexile: 1520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
How Ideas Have Consequences Came to Be Written 1
Richard Weaver: Friend and Colleague 34
Ideas Have Consequences Fifty Years Later 46
Ideas Have Consequences and the Crisis of Modernity 59
The Influence of Ideas Have Consequences on the Conservative Intellectual Movement in America 81
Ideas Have Consequences as a Masterwork of Rhetoric 125
Consequences in the Provinces: Ideas Have Consequences Fifty Years After 159
The Ideas of Richard Weaver 256
The Legacy of Richard Weaver 287
About the Contributors 300
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