The Abolition of Man
Harper Collins, 2009 M06 9 - 128 pages
In the classic The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis’s extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."
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Natures revenge, the abolition of man, the triumph of emotions, whims, and feelings over the proven, objective rules and ways of doing things that characterize our civilization. If you want to understand the counter-civilization yin opposed to civilizations yang, this book is a good place to start, particularly the last section. The last section, in particular, should probably be required reading for all citizens in western civilization. Along with the related Gods of the Copybook Headings.
One of my favorite books. A must read for any Lewis fan. Also a must read on any teacher, educator, or anyone concerned with training future generations. This is not light reading, but worth the time put in to gather the gems in it.