Slouching Towards Gomorrah

  • by Robert H. Bork
  • Narrated by Barrett Whitener
  • 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to America, 1996. The “rough beast” that visionary poet Yeats foresaw in 1919 is now a full-grown monster of decadence several generations deep. As a nation, we are pursuing a path toward Gomorrah, the biblical city burned to the ground for the sinfulness of its people.
In Slouching Towards Gomorrah, one of our nation's most distinguished conservative scholars offers a prophetic view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling. The root of our decline, Bork argues, is the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism and radical individualism. Bork traces modern liberalism through the past two and a half centuries and suggests how it may have arisen from the very nature of western civilization itself.


What the Critics Say

"Forthright and magisterial, this is a fine summary of ‘social conservativism,’ one those who want to understand that position should read first." (Booklist)
"Reader Barrett Whitener projects a confident newscaster's voice…never stumbling no matter how difficult the terminology." (AudioFile)
"[Bork] methodically takes us through the sectors of our experience which have been infected by the excesses of post-1960s liberalism….On each of these topics Bork brings to bear an astonishing range of information and argument." (Commentary Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Actually I have this hard cover on my shelf and had been reading it, but wanted to take it to work with me. Very good move.

The first chapter does a fantastic job of surmising the rest of the book, and the rest of the book is still a pleasure to read.

What stands out is Bork's delineation of radical egalitarianism and radical individualism. The libertarian and the far left liberal are so far apart on the ideological scale, yet they somehow come together on certain key issues. If this has ever perplexed you, this book is a fantastic read.
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- Ray

Better be ready to have TOTAL concentration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, so much of what Judge Bork writes has come true...our society is losing it's strength because of liberalism and the dumbing down of our youth....

What did you like best about this story?

Not a best part, but it is definitely a book that makes you reflect on history and where we rare right now as a nation

What does Barrett Whitener bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?


Could you see Slouching Towards Gomorrah being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Man, I can't imagine it would make much....the truth hurts!

Any additional comments?

Good book, but it has great depth and takes a lot of concentration to get it all.

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- Janice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.