By Jay Patrick Starliper

ISBN-10: 1412853893

ISBN-13: 9781412853897

whereas it's gaining in educational prominence, dialogue of the mind's eye is just too frequently overlooked. Society is dangerously blind to the intimate dating among tradition and politics, ethics and aesthetics. tough this, Jay Patrick Starliper examines the mind's eye during the lens of the paintings of Peter Viereck and different likeminded thinkers. the result's a philosophical deconstruction that demonstrates why books are bullets.In 1941, sooner than Nazi barbarism used to be public wisdom, a tender Peter Viereck released Metapolitics: From Wagner and the German Romantics to Hitler. In it, Viereck attacked the diabolical religious foundations of nationwide Socialism. He made the ostensibly absurd declare yes color of romanticism used to be the moral beginning of a German insurrection opposed to decency. in keeping with Viereck, Nazism was once the end result of over a century and a 1/2 undesirable tradition, the results of an idyllic mind's eye. Starliper warns that a similar diseased mind's eye that culminated in fuel chambers and guillotines is subtly affecting the way in which thousands of individuals view the area at the present time and that, with no the foundation of an increased aesthetic, civilization won't survive.In the spirit of Edmund Burke and Irving Babbitt, Viereck's perception into the moral and political strength of aesthetics offers a miles wanted critique of up to date civilization.

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