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A Review of 

Notes on the Death of Culture: Essays on Spectacle and Society
Mario Vargas Llosa.

Hardback: FSG Books, 2015
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Reviewed by Jon M. Sweeney

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T. S. Eliot wrote nearly seven decades ago: “Only a Christian culture could have produced a Voltaire or a Nietzsche. I do not believe that the culture of Europe could survive the complete disappearance of the Christian faith.” Eliot’s point was made again by European thinkers and church leaders in 2002-03 when the EU constitution was drafted without any mention of faith. Whenever such discussions arise, I always find it strange that the heritage of bloody violence, anti-Semitism and antipathy toward women and minorities that are also central to the cultural heritage of Christianity in the West go unacknowledged.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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By Stanley Hauerwas


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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
28 March 2013


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Today is the birthday of St. Teresa of Avila!!!
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Poem of the Day: Christ has No Body but Yours by St. Teresa


“You cannot teach creativity – how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.” – Nobel Prize Winner, Mario Vargas Llosa*** [easyazon-link keywords=”Mario Vargas Llosa” locale=”us”]Books by Mario Vargas Llosa[/easyazon-link]


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Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!


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