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In this thought-provoking book, Dr. David Gress examines the history of the very idea of the West. At the beginning of the twentieth century, American educators put together a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
Gress is the best-read person I have ever read.
His main points appear to be that despite multicultural sensitivity not all outlooks are of equal value. Read more
An amazing and excellent book. Enclycopedic at 750 pages, it took me six months to read and digest. Currently I'm re-reading it and appreciating it even more. Read morePublished 23 months ago by lyndall smith
Worthwhile certainly--the sections on the dynamics of the "New West" are excellent--but the "opponents" of the West, as Gress characterizes its critics, are just straw men--they... Read morePublished on December 1, 2010 by dirk
The heart of the text disputes Martin Bernal's thesis & reduces the somewhat exaggerated influence of ancient Greece. Read morePublished on July 20, 2006 by SUPPORT THE ASPCA.
David Gress's _From Plato to NATO: The Idea of the West and Its Opponents_ is not only a 550 page book on the history of Western culture and civilization, but a deconstruction of... Read morePublished on July 13, 2004 by zonaras
This is an interesting book but a little flawed. Author wishes to downplay the role of greeks in shaping of modern west and emphasize christianity, Rome and Germanic contributions,... Read morePublished on July 14, 2003
~From Plato To Nato : The Idea Of The West And Its Opponents~ tackles a most complex and ambigious subject, the Idea of the West. Read morePublished on May 11, 2003 by R. Setliff
I have never read such a good, comprehensive history of the idea of the West. Too often, historians and commentators have focussed on the classical and modern avatars of it,... Read morePublished on October 29, 2002 by Sophie Masson