Homo Americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age is a 216 page book written by Croatian professor and ex-diplomat Tomislav Sunic, with a foreword by professor Kevin MacDonald, and is divided into eight chapters. It was the second book published in the English language, the first being Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right and the third Postmortem Report.
The purpose of the book is to function as a counter-weight to the study of Sovietology, a field of study that was prominent in US and to some degree European discourse prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. By rather focusing upon homo americanus, than the more famous homo sovieticus, Sunic wishes the so-called Western world to take a look at themselves and what historical processes that have led to the creation of the current Western society on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The book has often been used as a second introduction to the identitarian critique of modernity, often read in company with Michael O'Meara's book New Culture, New Right: Anti-Liberalism in Postmodern Europe and Sunic's first book Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right.
From the back-cover
In this book Tomislav Sunic describes the origins and dynamics of America’s founding myths. Quoting and translating from many long-forgotten or suppressed sources from the fields of literature, history, anthropology and philosophy, the book represents an interdisciplinary compendium dealing with the topic of Americanism. The genealogy of early Calvinist Puritanism mixed with the techno-scientific religion of boundless economic progress and legally veiled in the obscure para-Biblical and Jewish-inspired sense of political self-chosenness, created a system that has little in common with its original design. Postmodern Americanism, with its abstract theories of multiculturalism and its global desire for world improvement, turned America into a menacing and self-destructive continent that puts not only the survival of America’s European heritage at risk, but threatens the heritage of other peoples worldwide as well.
Tomislav (Tom) Sunic is a former U.S. professor, author, translator and a former Croatian diplomat. Mr. Sunic obtained his doctorate in political science at the University of California. In this book he attempts to explain how the postmodern liberal elites justify their system and their intellectual repression against heretics. Mr. Sunic has already published books, scholarly and newspaper articles in French, German, English, and Croatian on subjects of cultural pessimism and the use and misuse of modern language by proponents of communist and liberal ideology.
- Foreword by Professor Kevin MacDonald xv
- Chapter I: Americanism and Anti-Americanism 1
- - Race and the 'Cull' of the Wild 9
- - Prime Americanism and anti-Semitism 24
- Chapter II: Twin Brothers: Homo sovieticus and Homo americanus 29
- - America in the Eyes of post-communist Europe 40
- - The Meta-Language of Americanism 50
- Chapter III: The Origins of Political Correctness and America's Role in Its Perfection 63
- - Brainwashing the Germans 65
- - Publish and Perish 75
- Chapter IV: The Biblical Origins of American Fundamentalism 85
- - In the Land of Hypermoralism 89
- - "Judeo-American" Monotheism 93
- - American Neurosis: Love or Hate for the Jews? 95
- - American Neo-Paganism 104
- Chapter V: In Yahweh We Trust: A Divine Foreign Policy 115
- - The Insular Mind vs. the Continental Mind 119
- - A War Crime of the Bible 128
- Chapter VI: Post-America and Postmodernity 143
- - Real and Hyperreal America 146
- - US Calling: A Revocable Nostalgia 156
- Chapter VII: E Pluribus Dissensus: Exit European Americans 165
- - Southern Comfort: White Man's Discomfort 169
- - Postmodern Agrarians 174
- The Oddity of American Democracy 185
- Notes: 189
- Index of Names 209
Homo Americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age, Tomislav Sunic, 2007, BookSurge, ISBN 1-4196-5984-7