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An elegant essay in the tradition of Chesterton, Lewis, Merton, and Muggeridge, George Roche’s A World without Heroes rebukes secular humanism as the most dehumanizing force of our modern age. This ringing defense of Christianity—humorous, insightful, and uncompromising—takes careful aim at those ideas which have shriveled the will and faith of the West: Marxism, Dadaism, Aesthetism, Empiricism.

We live, says Roche, in a world without heroes, a world which rarely challenges evolution as the “origin” of all life, an era enervated by materialism, in which to be Christian means to be stereotyped as narrow-minded, unenlightened and, worst of all, “unscientific.” Roche denies this anti-heroic vision of humanity in a penetrating study which encompasses four centuries of cultural, intellectual, scientific, and Christian thought.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “George Roche’s A World Without Heroes extends his reputation as a writer, and our debt to him as a teacher and galvanizer. A most heartily welcomed addition to his work.”

    William F. Buckley Jr., editor, National Review

  • “A book the likes of which we have not seen in nearly a century: a genuine moral/cultural essay. And what George Roche has to say is not only profoundly true, it is thoroughly energizing and inspiriting.”

    Midge Decter, executive director, Committee for the Free World

  • A World without Heroes is a trumpet call for constructive engagement in the social crisis by those who refuse to discard the wisdom of the ages in a time of civilizational turmoil.  Well written, cognitively sturdy; it champions truth and the good in a transitory time when relativism tightens its stranglehold on the inherited values of the past.”

    Carl F. H. Henry, founding editor, Christianity Today

  • “Morris gives a steady and posed narration to a disturbing work. Sound quality is excellent.” 

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cole | 4/5/2010

    " Why heroes are important, the culture in which they thrive, and how to raise my boys to think, act, and be everyday heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rusty | 7/29/2009

    " A prose on the anti-hero (mass man) and the defeatist culture that threatens to spread the viruses of apathy, mediocrity and immorality through our culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cole | 1/15/2009

    " Why heroes are important, the culture in which they thrive, and how to raise my boys to think, act, and be everyday heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rusty | 6/24/2008

    " A prose on the anti-hero (mass man) and the defeatist culture that threatens to spread the viruses of apathy, mediocrity and immorality through our culture. "

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About the Author

George Roche (1935–2006) was a renowned scholar and college leader. He had a PhD in history and worked as seminar director at the Foundation for Economic Education before serving as the president of Hillsdale College from 1971–1999. As the youngest college president in the country, he successfully raised the college to national prominence and changed the face of Hillsdale. He is the author of numerous books, including A World Without Heroes.