20 April, 2008

Book: The Ordeal of Civility

Posted by Socrates in books, Cuddihy, Socrates at 6:23 pm | Permanent Link

The Ordeal of Civility: Freud, Marx, Lévi-Strauss and the Jewish Struggle with Modernity by John Murray Cuddihy, 1974. A .pdf file. If it doesn’t open at first, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Download file now.” Note: if you have a dial-up internet connection, it may take awhile to open. Use the .pdf tools at the top for turning/enlarging the text, if needed: [Here].

A review of the book: [Here].

  • 5 Responses to “Book: The Ordeal of Civility”

    1. Hugh Lincoln Says:

      Definitely not an easy read, but for those dedicated to the issue, it’s fascinating to see the honesty and depth a white gentile academic applies here. My review, originally run in National Vanguard, is a pretty good distillation, if I do say so myself.

      If this Wikipedia is correct, he’s still alive:


      And I’ll be damned – my father grew up in the same building Cuddihy did.

    2. zoomcopter Says:

      A great book. Dr Kevin Macdonald owes a lot to John Murray Cuddihy, as he acknowledges in his bibliography. In his book preface, Cuddihy quotes Jerome Weidman, author of ‘I Can Get It for You Wholesale’ “I had to laugh at these goyim and their politeness. They aren’t born smart, like Jews…They’re polite all the time, so they can be sure one won’t screw the other.” The book is a classic and should be required reading for all college freshmen. Written in 1974, before political correctness set in.

    3. cygnet Says:

      It’s a very good book. I found it several years ago in the Chicago public library, and read it just after I read CofC.

    4. Mickey Says:

      Id of Yid

      pretty good, but you missed the connection between strauss as the neocon’s father.

      In fact Cuddihy predicted a new hard right in the later chapter on saul bellows.

    5. Mickey Says:

      oops, different strauss.