New York, NY, June 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Islands Press is pleased to announce a new work from their latest author, Sandy Krolick, self-described kulturCritic. As Krolick states in his Preface to this collection:
"The background chatter is becoming increasingly loud: America is facing a terminal crisis, a singular and perfect turning in its short history. While we stand as benefactor and apotheosis to an arduous historical legacy called Western civilization, the whole story - from its stunning beginnings in the ancient Near East nearly six-thousand years ago to the post-millennial American hegemony - the entire edifice rests upon a cluster of hypotheses about the world. These continue to shoulder our commonsense understanding of life, while thwarting any recollection of what was lost with the emergence of that history. Apocalypse Of The Barbarians is an inquiry into those remote and founding hypotheses. Rummaging through current global affairs these essays serve as a handle for unwinding some ingrained historical prejudices so we may overcome the forced erasure of our pre-historic past, and recover the memory of another, perhaps more humane way to live."
A pre-publication review of the work by Professor Emeritus, Marvin Bram of the National Humanities Faculty states:
"This collection of essays is unusually perceptive and thought-provoking. 'Unusually,' because Dr. Krolick fully understands both (a) the psychological and social structures of "civilization" defined correctly, which is unusual in itself, and (b), the psychological and social structures of the long-lived, widespread human cultures that preceded the appearance of civilization. He demonstrates that we cannot situate ourselves intelligently in the present without such insights as he provides about the past -- the deep past. Dr. Krolick's work will have to be reckoned with by all future analysts of the human condition and its prospects." (Marvin Bram, Ph.D., L.H.D, Recovery of the West).
Islands Press is pleased to present this offering, printed and distributed in association with Lightning Source Inc. and Ingram. The work will be found at all local retailers, as well as online at B&N and Amazon.com.