Reaction: Against the Modern World Peter King

ISBN: 9781845403492

Published: April 1st 2012

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179 pages


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Reaction: Against the Modern World  by  Peter King

Reaction: Against the Modern World by Peter King
April 1st 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 179 pages | ISBN: 9781845403492 | 8.12 Mb

To call someone a reactionary is to insult them and to end any argument. There is no possible rejoinder: no one could possibly wish to be a reactionary. But what if one were to gratefully accept the label? What would it mean to wilfully and honestlyMoreTo call someone a reactionary is to insult them and to end any argument. There is no possible rejoinder: no one could possibly wish to be a reactionary.

But what if one were to gratefully accept the label? What would it mean to wilfully and honestly be a reactionary? Referencing thinkers as diverse as Burke, de Maistre, Gu non, Ratzinger, Scruton and the Prince of Wales this book considers the nature of reaction as a justified response to modernity and the constant call for change. Reaction is shown to take two distinct forms: first, as a rejection of progress and a defence of traditional culture and values- and second, as a common sense disquiet and distaste towards elites.

These are seen as entirely valid responses to the failure of modernity. Reaction presents an original and thoughtful critique of modernity and a defence of tradition. It will be of interest to anyone concerned that we are heading too far and too quickly in the wrong direction.



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