Retroculture: Taking America Back

Retroculture: Taking America Back

by William S. Lind


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If you have ever felt out of place living in the modern world, Retroculture gives you the option to dwell in a different era.

Addressing the various aesthetics, architectural styles, values and manners of days gone by, William Lind identifies the concepts of Retroculture and provides the reader with the tool-set to begin situating their lives in the “new-old.”

However, this shift in lifestyle addresses not only the hobbyist, but also American society at large, urging a return to an era in which truth, politeness and beauty were considered paramount, and pointing a way forward to a brighter future for the nation as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912975303
Publisher: Arktos Media Ltd
Publication date: 05/22/2019
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 300,171
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

William S. Lind is a paleoconservative author and proponent of Fourth-Generation Warfare Theory. He has served as a legislative aide for various senators, was the Director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism at the Free Congress Foundation and has written numerous articles and monographs for journals such as the Marine Corps Gazette and The American Conservative. Lind has written several books ranging from political commentary to fiction, and also writes for the website Traditional Right. Retroculture is his first publication with Arktos.

Table of Contents

Chapter I: Signs of Change

Chapter II: Retroculture

  • What is Retroculture?

  • Breaking away from “Selfism”

  • A Dialogue with the Past

  • Bringing the Generations Together

  • A Change of Lifestyle

  • Freedom of — and from — Fashion

Chapter III: Getting Started

Chapter IV: Retro-Homes

  • Older Houses

  • New Homes

  • “Turning Back the Clock” with the Home You Have

  • Retro-Interiors

  • Retro-Neighborhoods

  • Retro-Homes in Retrospect

Chapter V: Retro-Families

  • Starting a Retroculture Family: Dating

  • Marrying

  • Retroculture and School

  • The Retro-Family and Church

  • Living the Retro Life Alone

  • Retroculture and Your Life

Chapter VI: Retro-Clothing

  • Dressing Up

  • The Retro Look

  • New Old Clothes

  • Retro Accessories

  • Retro-Shopping, or Making a Chore a Pleasure

  • Period Clothing: Going All the Way

  • Amazing Grace…

Chapter VII: Retro-Entertainment

  • Retro-Television

  • May I Have This Dance?

  • Shall We Have a Musicale?

  • Entertaining at Home

  • “Johnny, You Must Learn to Entertain Yourself”

  • Period Entertainments

Chapter VIII: Retro-Manners

  • The Golden Rule

  • Must We Then Act “Hoity-Toity?”

  • Where Do Retro-Manners Apply?

  • Are Retro-Manners Just “Victorian”?

  • Difference Without Disrespect

  • Public Manners

  • Office Etiquette

  • Which Retro-Manners?

Chapter IX: Retro-Travel

  • The Train

  • First Class “Plus”

  • Urban Travel: The Second Coming of the Trolley Car

  • Motoring

  • Walking and Bicycling

Chapter X: Retro-Business

Chapter XI: Retro-Service

  • Retro-Service Is Good Business

  • Offering Retro-Service

  • Serving the “Public Good”

Chapter XII: Retro-America

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