Modern and American Dignity: Who We Are as Persons, and What That Means for Our Future by Peter Lawler

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Modern and American Dignity: Who We Are as Persons, and What That Means for Our Future

An Indispensable Guide to Our Most Pressing Moral and Political Debates


'“Lawler proves himself again one of liberal democracy’s most perceptive friendly critics. . . . Lawler ranges widely—drawing on Socrates, Tocqueville, Solzhenitsyn, and Benedict XVI, among others—to explore the disturbing challenge modern liberalism poses to human dignity.” —First Things“Written with grace, wit, and irrepressible self-assurance . . . Recommended.” —Choice“Lawler’s study excels at introducing critical themes in the discussion of what it means to be human. . . . One of the most intellectually stimulating studies I’ve read in a long time . . . Lawler is brilliant in his analysis.” —CatholicCulture.org“Lawler’s book should be studied so that we too can be open to the truth about ourselves and our country.” —University Bookman“A lively and illuminating book . . . that allows us to think realistically about personal virtue.” —Journal of Markets and Morality“Puts Mr. Lawler firmly in the rank of generally Christian and usually progressive-conservative thinkers identified by Russell Kirk as contributing to the uniquely Anglospheric form of the Conservative Mind. He is a real joy to read. . . . Grade: A+.” —BrothersJudd.com '
An Indispensable Guide to Our Most Pressing Moral and Political Debates


'“Lawler proves himself again one of liberal democracy’s most perceptive friendly critics. . . . Lawler ranges widely—drawing on Socrates, Tocqueville, Solzhenitsyn, and Benedict XVI, among others—to explore the disturbing challenge modern liberalism poses to human dignity.” —First Things“Written with grace, wit, and irrepressible self-assurance . . . Recommended.” —Choice“Lawler’s study excels at introducing critical themes in the discussion of what it means to be human. . . . One of the most intellectually stimulating studies I’ve read in a long time . . . Lawler is brilliant in his analysis.” —CatholicCulture.org“Lawler’s book should be studied so that we too can be open to the truth about ourselves and our country.” —University Bookman“A lively and illuminating book . . . that allows us to think realistically about personal virtue.” —Journal of Markets and Morality“Puts Mr. Lawler firmly in the rank of generally Christian and usually progressive-conservative thinkers identified by Russell Kirk as contributing to the uniquely Anglospheric form of the Conservative Mind. He is a real joy to read. . . . Grade: A+.” —BrothersJudd.com '
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ORD) ISBN: 9781497636361 Pages: 288