Mirror of Justice

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Federalist on Walsh on The Devil's Pleasure Palace

This book review by Louis Markos at The Federalist piqued my interest in getting my hands on a copy of Michael Walsh, The Devil's Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West. Here's a quotation from the book in the review:

Chief among the weaknesses of Western man today are his fundamental lack of cultural self-confidence, his willingness to open his ears to the siren song of nihilism, a juvenile eagerness to believe the worst about himself and his society and to relish, on some level, his own prospective destruction.

The review's mention of the First Amendment and repressive tolerance reminded me more than a little bit of some of the themes explored in Marc O. DeGirolami, Virtue, Freedom, and the First Amendment. I don't know what Marc would say, though, about the call for renewed emphasis on heroism. 


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