The Culture of Hope, A New Birth of the Classical Spirit
(The Free Press, 1995)
Taking "the third side in the culture wars," this book is a cultural manifesto that concludes FT's series of five critical prose works on "natural classicism." It has been the subject of a Liberty Fund conference, the first devoted exclusively to a living author, and of several essays and monographs. Its highly controversial positions have been attacked by both the right and the left; the right because of its foundational use of evolutionary theory and its defense of liberal freedoms, the left because it systematically refutes the logical and evidentiary underpinnings of much contemporary academic feminist, multiculturalist, environmentalist, and deconstructionist social theory. It welcomes a new era of evolutionary hope.