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.

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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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robert bork vs. ted kennedy and joe biden

? do you enjoy playing political "...what-if ?..."
? have you closely followed the supreme court's rulings
? do you wonder who often provides the swing votes

this concise book outlines robert bork's basic judicial philosophy
it was written about 9 years after his devastating 1987 senate rejection
many see it as a focal point in american political and civil discourse

bork was fundamentally an honest and arrogant american conservative
biden and kennedy used bork's lack of humility and political sense against him
their 1987 senate hearings were a mean and public rebuke to republican america

as it turned out, anthony kennedy was appointed to that supreme court seat
he has reliably provided the swing vote in numerous 5-4 supreme court rulings
sadly, since 1987, the line between judicial and political has been hard to find
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- Raleigh

Unbelievably perceptive!!!

An amazing revelation of where America stands as a country and a culture and where its headed.
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- Elena

Book Details

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