Slouching Towards Gomorrah

Slouching Towards Gomorrah

Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposé of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality ...

Author: Robert H. Bork

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062030917

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but towards Gomorrah. Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposé of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality. In a new Afterword, the author highlights recent disturbing trends in our laws and society, with special attention to matters of sex and censorship, race relations, and the relentless erosion of American moral values. The alarm he sounds is more sobering than ever: we can accept our fate and try to insulate ourselves from the effects of a degenerating culture, or we can choose to halt the beast, to oppose modern liberalism in every arena. The will to resist, he warns, remains our only hope.
Categories: Political Science

Skipping Towards Gomorrah

Skipping Towards Gomorrah

“We have allowed [our nation] to be severely damaged,” Bork writes at the end of Slouching Towards Gomorrah, “but perhaps not beyond repair. As we approach the desolate and sordid precincts, the pessimism of the intellect tells us that ...

Author: Dan Savage

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101118139

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits. Among them: Greed: Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune. Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't believe who's doing it. Anger: Texans shoot off some rounds and then listen to Dan fire off on his own about guns, gun control, and the Second Amendment. Combine a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bill Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and Bill O'Reilly bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.
Categories: Political Science

Modern Jeremiahs

Modern Jeremiahs

See Slouching Towards Gomorrah, 23—24. 21. For examples of this strategy, see reviews by Walter Olsen. “Judge Dread (Judge Bork)? Reason 28 (April 1997): 41—45; Irving Lewis Horowitz, “Slouching Towards Gomorrah (Book Review),” Society, ...

Author: Mark Stephen Jendrysik

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781461633792

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book identifies where modern Jeremiahs place the sources of national decline and their purposed solutions and its analysis also reveals the central problem faced by this form of writing: the need to balance condemnation of certain practices within the democratic polity with calls for repentance. For these writers and political actors, the tensions created by these demands prove impossible to resolve, as the modern jeremiad further divides an already divided nation.
Categories: Social Science

Justice as Integrity

Justice as Integrity

Robert Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah (New York: Regan Books, 1997). 29. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah 4–13. 30. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah 62–63. 31. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah 76–79. 32. Bork, Slouching Towards ...

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Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481714

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Proust s Lesbianism

Proust s Lesbianism

( For proof that the term has not taken on the same meaning in this country that it has in France , one need look no further than the title of Robert Bork's 1996 book Slouching towards Gomorrah : Modern Liberalism and American Decline .

Author: Elisabeth Ladenson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801435951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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For decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or ignored a crucial element in Marcel Proust's fiction--his representation of lesbians. Her challenging new book definitively establishes the centrality of lesbianism as sexual obsession and aesthetic model in Proust's vast novel A la recherche du temps perdu. Traditional readings of the Recherche have dismissed Proust's "Gomorrah"--his term for women who love other women--as a veiled portrayal of the novelist's own homosexuality. More recently, "queer-positive" rereadings have viewed the novel's treatment of female sexuality as ancillary to its accounts of Sodom and its meditations on time and memory. Ladenson instead demonstrates the primacy of lesbianism to the novel, showing that Proust's lesbians are the only characters to achieve a plenitude of reciprocated desire. The example of Sodom, by contrast, is characterized by frustrated longing and self-loathing. She locates the work's paradigm of hermetic relations between women in the self-sufficient bond between the narrator's mother and grandmother. Ladenson traces Proust's depictions of male and female homosexuality from his early work onward, and contextualizes his account of lesbianism in late-nineteenth-century sexology and early twentieth-century thought. A vital contribution to the fields of queer theory and of French literature and culture, Ladenson's book marks a new stage in Proust studies and provides a fascinating chapter in the history of a literary masterpiece's reception.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rebels with Insufficient Cause

Rebels with Insufficient Cause

112. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah, 5. 113. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah, 5. 114. Bork argues on page 7 of Slouching Towards Gomorrah that radical egalitarianism and radical individualism are so mainstream because they are.

Author: J. M. Sparrow

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532652950

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Why are Americans of African descent, as a group, not flourishing like other racial groups in America? Dr. J. M. Sparrow, in Rebels with Insufficient Cause, proposes that value formation through the biblical model of the family is lacking. The secular world is redefining and reinterpreting the social structures that God created in order for humans to enjoy maximum human flourishing. Every person or social group that chooses to ignore God's designs for humanity will experience chaos, but every person and social group that submits to God's designs for humanity will experience order. Americans of African descent are experiencing that chaos in greater measure than any other racial group. Since this book holds to a biblical worldview that teaches that all humans are created equal, Americans of African descent are not inherently more debased than other races. However, since the out-of-wedlock birth rate is astronomically higher in black communities than in others, they are experiencing a greater share of the chaos. Yet all is not lost. When Americans of African descent begin to hold up the truths of the Bible as normative and encourage future generations to practice the same, things will begin to turn around. Americans of African descent must choose to reject the victim mentality, see themselves as part of the larger American culture rather than as outsiders, and inculcate biblical values on their children in the midst of loving, supportive, and God-honoring family units.
Categories: Religion

Corporate Governance Regulation

Corporate Governance Regulation

R. H. Bork, Slouching towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline (New York: Regan Books/Harper Collins, 1966), 146. G. F. Will, ''America's Slide into the Sewer,'' Newsweek, July 30, 1990, 116, 64. MacIntyre, After Virtue ...

Author: Nicholas V. Vakkur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118496374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

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Why U.S. corporate governance regulation has lost its way, and what must be done to improve it Modern history persuasively demonstrates the inexorable link that binds comprehensive regulation to the global economy. This important book, rather than simply recount a litany of corporate governance failures, persuasively explains why, despite policymakers' best intentions, regulation has failed in the modern era. An objective study intended for a diverse readership, Corporate Governance Regulation unveils the underlying, root causes of regulatory failure. The result: A compelling and original analysis, broadly suited for a global audience of all backgrounds. Written by published, subject-area experts, the authors carefully delineate how U.S. corporate governance regulation, beginning with Sarbanes Oxley, lacks an adequate rational basis, as may be attributed to a non-existent policy dialogue The witnessed result: A conspicuous lack of regulatory efficacy, enormous costs, coupled with paltry benefits The focus is upon reigniting a stalled, non-productive policy dialogue, by eschewing stale, overly-polemicized arguments, as needed to develop a common ground Drawing from an eclectic, analytic framework, governance experts Nicholas Vakkur and Zulma Herrera offer both the professional and global citizen alike a multi-dimensional understanding of issues critical to global economic health. Nuanced and persuasively argued, Corporate Governance Regulation represents a formidable catalyst in the elusive, ongoing quest for global economic stability.
Categories: Business & Economics

Disconnected America

Disconnected America

“ The collapse of popular culture , ” Bork calls it in Slouching Towards Gomorrah.20 He's right but for the wrong reason . Bork presents Snoop Doggy Dogg's song as if it was as big a hit as the 1930s classic , but it wasn't .

Author: Ed Shane

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765605279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Individuals find themselves in a world of voyeuristic television programs, attention-getting stunts, trivialized information, and glorified crisis events. The author contends that there is an inherent but unfortunate bias within media against offering complex interpretations that provide history and meaning to the reporting of news events, and he concludes that we are moving closer to the narcotic-like trance depicted by Aldous Huxley in Brave New World than grim prison-like atmosphere created by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-four [forward].
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Masculinity and Femininity

Masculinity and Femininity

Conservative former judge Robert Bork , in his 1996 book Slouching Towards Gomorrah , blames the decay of Western culture on , among others , the feminists . Some antihomosexual and anti Religion , Masculinity , and Sex 203 Religiosity ...

Author: Geert H. Hofstede

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761910298

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

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Masculinity and Femininity is the first in-depth discussion of the masculinity dimension, and how it can help us to understand differences amongst cultures. Geert Hofstede begins with a general explanation of the masculinity dimension, and discusses how it illuminates broad features of different cultures. Parts Two, Three and Four apply the dimension more specifically to gender (and gender identity), sexuality (and sexual behaviour), and religion, probably the most influential variable of all. The book closes with a syntesizing statement about cultural values as they are linked to sexulaity, gender and religion.
Categories: Psychology