Though we inhabit an an era marked by rapid scientific advance and technological proliferation, evidence of cultural decay and social rot dominates our experience of modern ‘civilisation’. While we are constantly reminded about the moral authority of ‘progressive’ ideologies – and the inevitable success of their utopian programmes – it is impossible to conclusively hold that Man today is happier than he was in less ‘enlightened’ times. Many intuitively feel that something is not quite right, or that the official narrative does not mesh with their individual experience of a civil society founded on the principles of managerial liberal democracy, doctrinaire tolerance, radical egalitarianism, and secular materialism. Not surprisingly, we often hear complaints about this seemingly unreformable ‘age of mendacity’, one in which the promises of yesterday are either quickly forgotten or mythologised into unattainable abstracts that shimmer forever on the horizon, like ideological phantasmagoria. In other words, although we are surrounded on all sides by the rationalist doctrine and its scientistic justifications, we have never before been so detached from reality, our own essence as individuals and a people.
Contributors include: Prof. Barry Spurr, Prof. Thomas F. Bertonneau, Dr. Alain de Benoist, Dr. Krzysztof Urbanek, Dr. Peter King, Gwendolyn Taunton, Michael Tung, and many other talented authors.
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