Bruce Thornton's wisdom, nourished by deep reading in the classics, is on ample display in this trenchant analysis of contemporary Europe. From sclerotic economies unable to assimilate burgeoning Islamic populations to a strange fecklessness when it comes to providing for a common defense, Europe seems caught in a historic downward spiral. Thornton shows us why this is happening--and what it means for the United States and the world. -- Brian C. Anderson
In a number of important books and articles, Bruce Thornton has written passionately about Western culture, contemporary society and the current war against radical Islam. Now in Decline and Fall, he combines those literary and historical skills to analyze why Europe has turned its back on a once illustrious Western tradition. The result is not merely a postmortem on the failed European utopian experiment, but also a brilliant mediation itself on the human condition and our dangerous pursuit of heaven on earth. -- Victor Davis Hanson
About the Author
Bruce S. Thornton is the author of Plagues of the Mind: The New Epidemic of False Knowledge; Greek Ways: How the Greeks Invented Western Civilization, and other books. He teaches Classics and humanities at California State University in Fresno.