Excerpts for Death of Adam : Essays on Modern Thought

"These essays were written for various uses and
occasions over a number of years. They have
characteristic preoccupations -- religion, history,
the state of contemporary society -- and they are, all
of them, contrarian in method and spirit. They assert,
in one way or another, that the prevailing view of
things can be assumed to be wrong, and that its
opposite, being its image or shadow, can also be
assumed to be wrong. They undertake to demonstrate
that there are other ways of thinking, for which
better arguments can be made." -- from the