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Author: Richard M. Weaver Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1993 ISBN: 9781538425312
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Richard M. Weaver taught English for many years at the University of Chicago, returning home to Weaverville, North Carolina each summer to plow his ancestral land. Out of his love of language and devotion to tradition, Weaver developed profound insights into the nature and the purpose of life. Ideas Have Consequences is the fruit of these twin disciplines.  

In what has become a classic work, Weaver asserts that the catastrophes of our age are the product not of necessity but of unintelligent choice. The cure lies in the right use of man’s reason, in the renewed acceptance of an absolute reality, and in the recognition that ideas, like actions, have consequences. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliantly written, daring and radical…it will shock, and philosophical shock is the beginning of wisdom.”

    Paul Tillich, theologian and existentialist philosopher

  • “This deeply prophetic book not only launched the renaissance of political conservatism in this country, but in the process gave us an armory of insights into the diseases besetting the national community that is as timely today as when it first appeared. Ideas Have Consequences is one of the few authentic classics in the American political tradition.”

    Robert Nisbet, sociologist 

  • “A historical, social, and moral examination of the modern world facing disorder and disintegration…A thoughtful, disturbed, and disturbing analysis, which cannot be taken lightly.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “First and foremost a book about the dissolution of the West…the prose exudes a wonderful anger. Not the defensive anger of the street fighter. Rather, the stuff of muses.”

  • National Review’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

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About the Author

Richard M. Weaver (1910–1963) taught English at the University of Chicago and was a frequent contributor to Sewanee Review, Poetry, and Commonweal. He is also the author of The Ethics of Rhetoric, Rhetoric and Composition, and The Southern Tradition at Bay.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.