“what we have lost is immense”
As Andrew Breitbart famously said, all politics is downstream from culture. Professor Esolen of Providence College seems to get this.
The College Fix reports:
Conservative professor calls for creating a counter-culture
‘We have forgotten how to make the wheel so we have to reinvent it’
Providence College’s Dr. Anthony Esolen believes the time has come for the creation of a new American culture.
His new book, “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture,” dives headfirst into the most controversial culture wars plaguing college campuses and society as a whole to argue that what we have lost is immense, and what lies before us will be even more challenging.
Modernity and secularization has wiped out much of our common cultural heritage, according to Esolen, and the burden rests on subsequent faithful, educated generations to revitalize what is good of the old culture and adapt it to current challenges.
Esolen told The College Fix in a telephone interview that the first step is for students and the general public to remember what it truly means to have a culture.
“In so many areas of cultural life, it is like we have forgotten how to make the wheel so we have to reinvent it,” he said. “This is why I decided to write about the twelve important areas where we need to start rebuilding.”
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