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The new Vichy syndrome : why European intellectuals surrender to barbarism / Theodore Dalrymple.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D2021 .D35 2010

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    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Dalrymple, Theodore.
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : Encounter Books, c2010
    Locale
    Europe, Western
    France
    Edition
    1st American ed
    Contents
    Something rotten
    Anxiety
    Weakness
    Demographic worries, or the dearth of birth and its consequences
    Immigrants instead of children
    Something missing
    Apocalypse soon, or not
    They breed like

    Demographic counter-revolution
    Immigrants change
    Fun-loving Moslem women
    Fundamentally wrong
    The woman question
    Vive la differâence
    Summary and conclusions so far
    The role of relativism, moral and epistemological
    Come back, Descartes, we need you
    The attack on science
    The spread of doubt
    The multiculturalism of daily life
    Choice the highest good
    All options open
    Why are we like this (i)?
    A herd of individuals
    Secularization
    Life without transcendence
    A new pagan transcendence
    The transcendence of small causes
    Anti-nationalist transcendence
    A new identity
    Why are we life this (ii)?
    Everybody a community of identities
    The importance of national identity
    Persistent animosities
    The causes of peace
    German self-deprecation
    Common currency as a source of national antagonism
    What is it really all about?
    European Union as a pension fund
    Why are we like this (iii)?
    Doing their best for their electorates
    An experiment against reality
    Why are we like this (iv)?
    Patriotism and its discontents
    Nothing but-ism
    Problems in and with the past
    A change of meaning
    If that's what the victors thought, what about the defeated?
    Why are we like this (v)?
    Nothing but-ism revisited
    Last and best
    Vichy in the blood
    After liberation, massacre
    Unequal treatment
    We have no history
    Why are we like this (vi)?
    Why are we like this (vii)?
    Another way of being important
    The consequences
    The constructive urge is also destructive
    Hedonism at best, comfort at worst
    American envoi.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Something rotten -- Anxiety -- Weakness -- Demographic worries, or the dearth of birth and its consequences-- Immigrants instead of children -- Something missing -- Apocalypse soon, or not -- They breed like-- -- Demographic counter-revolution -- Immigrants change -- Fun-loving Moslem women -- Fundamentally wrong -- The woman question -- Vive la differâence -- Summary and conclusions so far -- The role of relativism, moral and epistemological -- Come back, Descartes, we need you -- The attack on science -- The spread of doubt -- The multiculturalism of daily life -- Choice the highest good -- All options open -- Why are we like this (i)? -- A herd of individuals -- Secularization -- Life without transcendence -- A new pagan transcendence -- The transcendence of small causes -- Anti-nationalist transcendence -- A new identity -- Why are we life this (ii)? -- Everybody a community of identities -- The importance of national identity -- Persistent animosities -- The causes of peace -- German self-deprecation -- Common currency as a source of national antagonism -- What is it really all about? -- European Union as a pension fund -- Why are we like this (iii)? -- Doing their best for their electorates -- An experiment against reality -- Why are we like this (iv)? -- Patriotism and its discontents -- Nothing but-ism -- Problems in and with the past -- A change of meaning -- If that's what the victors thought, what about the defeated? -- Why are we like this (v)? -- Nothing but-ism revisited -- Last and best -- Vichy in the blood -- After liberation, massacre -- Unequal treatment -- We have no history -- Why are we like this (vi)? -- Why are we like this (vii)? -- Another way of being important -- The consequences -- The constructive urge is also destructive -- Hedonism at best, comfort at worst -- American envoi.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781594033728
    1594033722 (hardcover : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    xi, 163 p. ; 24 cm.

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