Monday 17 October 2011

Thought Prison - the fundamental nature of political correctness


Thought Prison - the fundamental nature of political correctness by Bruce G Charlton

Published today.

May be ordered online.

Also available as a Kindle edition.


From the Acknowledgements:

The ideas and analysis of this book are indebted to a vast number of people over three decades, and of course to experience: personal, professional and political.

But the major positive influences on my thesis are threefold: JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Blessed Father Seraphim Rose (1934-1982) – a US-born Hieromonk of Platina, California in the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad whose essays, books, translations, collections and personal example are the most profound of antidotes to PC.

A special ‘thank you’ goes to a group of thoughtful regular (and often pseudonymous) commenters at my blog Bruce Charlton’s Miscellany, where these ideas were first formulated and drafted...



Anonymous said...

Only available at UK Amazon store. I have ordered from them before, but purchases are now restricted to UK residents.

Amazon USA lists future availability but no Kindle edition. Hope Kindle will be available here soon.

Wurmbrand said...

While Americans are waiting for the chance to order your book, they might be interested in a new publication available here now:

This appears to be an extensively augmented version of a book that originally came out around ten years ago.

ajb said...

Congratulations - I look forward to ordering the published version!

James Higham said...

Good luck with the book.

I've been getting into heated arguments recently about the Frankfurt School intellectuals and their influence as a precursor to PC but alarmingly, one can go back further to the Lincoln School and how it was funded, about Wundt and the underlying philosophy, which is the genesis of the child-based education guff.

This was turn of the century so these people, funded from on high, have been at it a long time now. People such as Eric Foner keep it all bubbling in the States.

PC is a deliberate attempt to control and oppress, to snuff out variance of opinion, a point I'm sure you make many times over, Bruce.

FHL said...

This is posted on your link for the kindle edition:

"Here's your Amazon link, for those of us in the Colonies:

Watch that page for more excitement."

You, dear sir, are incorrect. If by colonies you mean the United States, I live in the one shaped like Texas.
That link posted there takes you a page which says "Out of print" and leaves you like a needy child looking at an empty floor beneath the Christmas tree.

This link is where the presents are at:

FHL said...

Here's a shorter link (not quite what the difference is between the two if there is any):

joetexx said...

Just bought it on Kindle.