- File Size: 160 KB
- Print Length: 22 pages
- Publisher: Fidelity Press (October 30, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 30, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009ZC65Z8
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Escape From Globalism: Meditations While Rowing Down the Danube Kindle Edition
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These and other questions are considered in Jones' Escape From Globalism. Jones contrasts the Protestant, Transcendentalist, and Catholic understandings of man's role in nature, and reveals which one gives man a true place in the world.
As a side note, since I'm descended partly from a people ruled over by the Austro-Hungarian empire, I can't quite get on board with Jones' notion of Austria as viewed from the Danube as being the ultimate Shangri-La, but I understand the overall concept of man's relationship to nature that Jones is seeking to promote.
The end of the book wasn't as strong as the beginning but it connects with it by revealing the main threats to man's organic understanding of himself, culminating with a somewhat pessimistic about man's ability to resist the artificiality of a commercialized, MTV culture.
On a deeper meta-political level, the book offers much food for thought, not only on man's relationship with nature but also with himself.