The Crisis of the Officer Class
- The Decline of the Tragic Sensibility
Philip Rieff earned recognition as one of the most profound social theorist of culture and authroity of the twentieth century. Through such works as Freud: The Mind of the Moralist and The Triumph of the Therapeutic, he proved himself an incisive interpreter of Freud and his legacy. His work now culminates with the long-awaited trilogy Sacred Order/Social Order, a three-volume work on social theory and contemporary culture. In volume 2, The Crisis of the Officer Class: The Decline of the Tragic Sensibility, Philip Rieff continues his assault against the deathworks of our modern age. Edited by Kenneth S. Piver, Introduction by Alan Woolfolk.