Sunday, November 27, 2005

Robert Bork: Slouching Towards Gomorrah

Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a book written in 1996 by Robert Heron Bork. Robert Bork is well known for being the rejected nominee of President Ronald Reagan for the Supreme Court in 1987. What many people don't realize is that Robert Bork recently converted to Catholicism. This is a natural progression from his own beliefs and moral values. He is an advocate for keeping marriage between a man and a woman is just one example of this Cultural Warrior. With the death of his first wife in 1980, then the writing of his (seminal?) book Slouching Towards Gomorrah, and his marriage to his second wife, a former nun and practicing Catholic, Robert Bork seemed destined to become a Catholic himself. His ever growing apathy towards the moral decay of America led him on a journey that eventually brought him into accord with the Catholic Church. After being hired on as a professor at Ave Maria School of Law by Tom Monaghan in 1999, he converted four years later and came home to the Catholic Church. Nonetheless, his book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah, is an insightfully and ever more relevant read today as it was in 1996. I rarely recommend books to read that are not of current affairs, unless of course it is the Bible, but this book and the Clash of Civilizations are two books worth reading. Both are prophetic in being relevant then and now and helps put in perspective what we are up against at home and abroad. But back to the book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a great book to read in order to understand the currents of American, for that matter Western, culture and where we are heading.


Unknown said...

Robert Bork is more than a railroaded Supreme Court Nominee. He has a great intellect and insight into the cultural morasse that the U.S. is heading into (forgive the spelling).

God bless,


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