The Cube and the Cathedral
Why do Europeans and Americans see the world so differently? Why do Europeans and Americans have such different understandings of democracy and its discontents in the twenty-first century? Why is Europe dying, demographically? George Weigel offers a penetrating critique of ‘Europe’s problem’ and draws out its lessons for the rest of the democratic world. Contrasting the civilization that produced the starkly modernist ‘cube’ of the the Great Arch of La Défense in Paris with the civilization that produced the ’cathedral’ of Notre Dame, Weigel argues that Europe’s embrace of a narrow and cramped secularism has led to a crisis of civilization morale that is eroding Europe’s soul and failing to create the European future.
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