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Lee's Summit, MO – May 6, 2008 – Some might read L. Scott Smith's book, America Unraveling: A Politically Incorrect Analysis of Public Faith and Culture, as the nation's autopsy report. Dr. Smith would certainly regard this assessment as an exaggeration, for the final verdict on America is not yet in. But make no mistake about it: this is a hard-hitting book, the message of which, admirably researched, documented, and argued, gives no cause for celebration. Nor will the book resonate well with America's cultural elites – business titans, governmental officials, media executives, university professors, and mainline clergy. The author maintains, if you have not already guessed, that one of the primary forces behind the debilitated state of American public faith and culture is such elites. Throughout the volume, he meticulously explores the reasons for the steady demise of our nation's core beliefs and cultural values and, then, heralds a path forward.
As we look around us, we are compelled to ask ourselves, "What has happened to American culture?" We buy a hamburger at a fast-food chain and observe that the person taking our order is only marginally fluent in the English language. We hear complaints of various groups who are opposed to American traditions, such as the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and the public display of the Ten Commandments. These traditions, we are told, are "impositions" upon them and others. We send our children to public schools, where they are taught, not as theory but as fact, that human life began by chance and developed in the same fortuitous manner. Mainline religious leaders emphasize that we must refrain from making moral judgments about homosexuality, polygamy, abortion, or physician-assisted suicide. The only sins these clerics seem to acknowledge are those of racism, chauvinism, and restraints upon individual freedom. The "great books" no longer have a place in the university curriculum, which is replete with courses in "queer studies," Afro-American culture, and feminism. A so-called civil rights leader directs a protest on campus, chanting: "Hey, hey, ho, ho, western civilization's got to go!" And, yes, the Constitution of the United States is proclaimed as a document that advances a "godless" public sphere and a secular decision-making process.
If these trends are not enough, America is accepting millions upon millions of immigrants, many illegally, from the third world. While there is nothing intrinsically wrong with any group of people, one does wonder why the glaring contempt for America's British and European roots, with its Christian heritage. Why is the Eurocentric character of the nation not being safeguarded?
Because the nation is importing not only diversity, but also massive poverty into its culture, the great American middle class is likewise slowly disappearing. Lavishly wealthy people on the one hand and abysmally poor ones on the other are taking its place.
These are some of the specific concerns of Dr. Smith's book. If you are expecting a popular, superficial look at a serious subject, save yourself the disappointment and forget this work; it is not for you. If you are, however, looking for a book that is clearly written, but does not sacrifice profundity for clarity, you have found it. The ideas are tough-minded, scholarly, and sometimes a challenge, but are well worth the effort. Secularists, liberals, multiculturalists, advocates of open borders and increased immigration, and those with an axe to grind against American religioculture will want to burn this volume. But, having said this, the book is a MUST READ for every citizen who is genuinely troubled by America's downward spiral and who is asking, "Why has this happened, and what can we do about it?"
ABOUT the Author:
L. Scott Smith is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas as well as an ordained Protestant clergyman. His scholarship in American religion and politics has been widely published. He earned his Ph.D. degree in philosophy of religion from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Smith speaks in an unflinching spirit to the mind and heart of the American people as he makes the case for the nation's public faith and sets forth the reasons for and consequences of its gradual demise.
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To request a review copy of America Unraveling: A Politically Incorrect Analysis of Public Faith And Culture contact Father's Press. ISBN: 978-0-9779407-8-3.
Hard cover, 265 pages
Release date: May. 1, 2008
L.Scott Smith can be reached for interviews at: www.lscottsmith.com
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