The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited by John CarrollThe Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited by John Carroll

The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited

byJohn Carroll

Paperback | February 22, 2010

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“Features pugnacious prose, expository skillfulness, transgressive wisdom, and mental verve.”

            —The Weekly Standard

 “A passionate, imaginative, richly detailed interpretation of the spiritual history of the modern West.”


 Australian sociologist John Carroll turns received wisdom on its head in this brilliant, provocative, and sweeping book. Humanism is commonly credited with building Western civilization as we know it—bringing about democracy, universal rights, and prosperity. But Carroll argues that “the great five-hundred year Humanist experiment to found an entirely secular culture on earth” has been an abject failure.

John Carroll is a professor of sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and a fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.
Title:The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism RevisitedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.7 inPublished:February 22, 2010Publisher:Isi BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1935191829

ISBN - 13:9781935191827

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