PubliBook Ireland is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of the renowned cultural and political philosopher Desmond Fennell’s new book Third Stroke Did It – The Staggered End Of European Civilisation.
In a series of thought provoking essays Desmond Fennell explores what he describes as the staggered end of European civilisation. Having survived the brutal strokes of the Russian Revolution and Hitler’s Nazi Revolution he argues that European civilisation has succumbed to the subtle stroke of the Second American Revolution – left wing liberalism. He concludes that after the liberal regime has run its senseless course, it will dissolve into social chaos out of which, ultimately, a new civilisation will arise, consigning Europe’s to history.
In his essays he explores, in his own incisive way,the ancillary phenomena of the liberal regime — feminism, the soft totalitarianism of the West, the special position of the Jews, the unloved European Union. Turning his focus to Ireland Fennell discusses the suppression of Irish thought, the distress of the Catholic Church, the high suicide rate, and the disintegration of the nation that carried out the Irish Revolution. With the hundredth anniversary of the 1916 Rising in sight, he recalls in a commemorative essay the humanism that motivated that insurrection.
Third Stroke Did It
The Staggered End Of European Civilisation
Author: Desmond Fennell
Publisher: PubliBook Ireland
Dimensions (mm): 156 x 234 x 10
Price: RRP €12
Updated 14/10/2012. Now on sale on Published In Ireland // Bookstore