Barbarians in the Saddle: An Intellectual Biography of Richard M. Weaver

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781560003212: Barbarians in the Saddle: An Intellectual Biography of Richard M. Weaver
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Richard M. Weaver was one of the founders of modern conservatism and an enduring intellectual figure of twentieth-century America. He was dedicated to examining the dual nature of human beings and the quest for civilized communities in a corrupted age that believed in the religion of science and in the "natural goodness" of man. Weaver's Ideas Have Consequences sowed the seeds for the traditionalist wing of modern American conservatism. On the brink of the twenty-first century, the triumph of science and technology looms larger than ever. Weaver's prophetic writings on post-World War II Western decline and his visionary talents, however bleak, can easily extend into many facets of modern life: high divorce rates, a declining standard of living, the dehumanizing aspects of a corporate economy, and the destruction of civil communities.

Barbarians in the Saddle is Joseph Scotchie's intellectual biography of Richard M. Weaver. It is an in-depth study of each of Weaver's published works and an examination of the significant influence he had on the formation of conservative America. Ideas Have Consequences and Visions of Order examine the problem of life in "megalopolis" where the best of everything is promised to the restless masses by their leaders and a cradle-to-grave social security state results in dangerous levels of decadence, resentment, and the loss of civility and culture. In The Southern Tradition at Bay and other essays on the American South, Weaver expresses his preference for the nonmaterialistic, virtuous ethos of the Old South. Finally, The Ethics of Rhetoric highlights Weaver's devotion to a discipline increasingly out of favor with academia.

Thirty years after his untimely death, Richard Weaver remains a heroic figure to many concerned about the state of American culture and its alienated, rootless conditions. Now a new generation of leaders can understand the importance of this pioneer of thought. Barbarians in the Saddle will be of significant value to political theorists, philosophers, and students of American civilization.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Joseph Scotchie has spent the last thirty years working in journalism as well as teaching. Currently he is an editor for Anton Community Newspaper in Mineola, New York. His writings have appeared in numerous journals, including Chronicles, Modern Age, The American Conservative, and The Thomas Wolfe Review. In addition his books include Barbarians at the Saddle, Thomas Wolfe Revisited, and Street Corner Conservative: Patrick J. Buchanan and His Times.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 105.00
US$ 96.77

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Scotchie, Joseph A.
Published by Routledge (1997)
ISBN 10: 1560003219 ISBN 13: 9781560003212
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
TTPDC
(Washington, DC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000172626

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Scotchie,Joseph A.
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 1560003219 ISBN 13: 9781560003212
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3414811

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 108.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Scotchie, Joseph A.
Published by Transaction Publishers (1997)
ISBN 10: 1560003219 ISBN 13: 9781560003212
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111560003219

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 117.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Joseph A. Scotchie
Published by Taylor & Francis Inc, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 1560003219 ISBN 13: 9781560003212
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Inc, United Kingdom, 1997. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Richard M. Weaver was one of the founders of modern conservatism and an enduring intellectual figure of twentieth-century America. He was dedicated to examining the dual nature of human beings and the quest for civilized communities in a corrupted age that believed in the religion of science and in the "natural goodness" of man. Weaver's Ideas Have Consequences sowed the seeds for the traditionalist wing of modern American conservatism. On the brink of the twenty-first century, the triumph of science and technology looms larger than ever. Weaver's prophetic writings on post-World War II Western decline and his visionary talents, however bleak, can easily extend into many facets of modern life: high divorce rates, a declining standard of living, the dehumanizing aspects of a corporate economy, and the destruction of civil communities.Barbarians in the Saddle is Joseph Scotchie's intellectual biography of Richard M. Weaver. It is an in-depth study of each of Weaver's published works and an examination of the significant influence he had on the formation of conservative America. Ideas Have Consequences and Visions of Order examine the problem of life in "megalopolis" where the best of everything is promised to the restless masses by their leaders and a cradle-to-grave social security state results in dangerous levels of decadence, resentment, and the loss of civility and culture. In The Southern Tradition at Bay and other essays on the American South, Weaver expresses his preference for the nonmaterialistic, virtuous ethos of the Old South. Finally, The Ethics of Rhetoric highlights Weaver's devotion to a discipline increasingly out of favor with academia.Thirty years after his untimely death, Richard Weaver remains a heroic figure to many concerned about the state of American culture and its alienated, rootless conditions. Now a new generation of leaders can understand the importance of this pioneer of thought. Barbarians in the Saddle will be of significant value to political theorists, philosophers, and students of American civilization. Seller Inventory # BTE9781560003212

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 119.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Scotchie, Joseph A.
Published by Transaction Publishers (1997)
ISBN 10: 1560003219 ISBN 13: 9781560003212
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1560003219

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 122.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Joseph A. Scotchie
Published by Transaction Publishers (1997)
ISBN 10: 1560003219 ISBN 13: 9781560003212
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Publishers, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1560003219

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 131.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Joseph A. Scotchie
Published by Routledge (1997)
ISBN 10: 1560003219 ISBN 13: 9781560003212
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1997. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TV9781560003212

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 156.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.33
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds