Sunday, January 9, 2011

Reflections: A World Without Heroes: The Modern Tragedy

Adam C. Zern shares his thoughts regarding the book A World Without Heroes: The Modern Tragedy by George Roche:

"I learned of this book while listening to a speech by Dallin H. Oaks.  He referenced a particular quote from the book and I became interested.  George Roche, the author, was president of Hillsdale college at one time.

The subject matter of the book deals with what the author considers very counter-productive and even destructive modern philosophies, which he labels "anti-hero."  Most of his commentaries, for that is what the book mainly is, are lucid and his arguments are strong.  The book wanders a little and some of what he says feels redundant but I enjoyed the book overall.  His commentary on the modern outlook of science and what he calls "scientism" is especially interesting and accurate.  I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading social/academic commentaries.

A World Without Heroes: The Modern Tragedy is probably the closest to a type of book that I would be most likely to write in the future."

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