Rescuing America from Nihilism
We live in “age of atrocity” as well as in “age of stupidity,” an age in which “higher” education is steeped in Nihilism, a philosophy of the Void. This is also the age of Triumphant Democracy which today is threatened by Islamic totalitarianism. This situation prompted me to write Rescuing America from Nihilism: Toward a Judeo-Scientific Approach (Lightcatcher and Amazon Books, 2014).
De Tocqueville warned against nihilism
The profoundest student of America is known to be Alexis de Tocqueville. In his 1838 classic, Democracy in America, de Tocqueville virtually warned that America would eventually succumb to the decay of Moral Relativism. This university-bred doctrine fosters Nihilism, a philosophy of the void, a philosophy that empties life of meaning and purpose.
Moral relativism saps dedication to noble ideas and noble ambitions. It fosters hedonism, a lust for immediate gratification of desire. Relativism prompts American politicians to offer “quick-fix” solutions to national problems that require for their solution sustained dedication to America’s defining political principles and moral values. These principles and values are embodied in America’s biblically inspired Declaration of Independence, a document that has inspired oppressed people throughout the world.
Unfortunately, Nihilism via Moral Relativism gained ascendancy in American higher education after the end of the Second World War. This doctrine has deprived America of her national self-confidence and moral compass. Relativism has undermined America’s ability to counter the death threat of Islam, whose spearhead is Iran, now on the verge of deploying nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.
A new De Tocqueville
To counter this existential threat and degradation of America, I have published a ground-breaking work Rescuing America from Nihilism: A Judeo-Scientific Approach (now available at Lightcatcher and Amazon Books).
This book is written in common sense language. It shuns the jargon of academia. It liberates us from the obscurantism of theoretical physicists by showing how scientists often succumb to nonsense, when they preach the religion of “scientism,” which reduces all things to atoms in motion, thus making a Beethoven string-quartet nothing more than a scraping of horses’ tails on cats’ bowels!
The book quotes the puns of Albert Einstein, a critic of higher education, who said: “Two things are infinite: the Universe and human stupidity. And I’m not so sure about the Universe.” Or as Nietzsche put it, “great learning and great stupidity go well together under the same hat!”
Rescuing America from Nihilism is the book needed to revive what Lincoln called America’s “ancient faith,” the Lincoln who called America the “almost chosen people.”☼