Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness by Frederick Turner
This is no ordinary critique of modern civilization. Beyond Geography is clearly a work of brilliance and imagination, a compelling, disturbing, and uncommonly literate exploration of one of mankind's most basic dilemmas.
Beyond Geography continues to influence and impress its readers (including Fredy Perlman as he was writing Against History, Against Leviathan) providing a reconstruction of the spiritual history that led up to the European domination and decimation of native culture that were as rich in mythic life as the Western culture was barren. This new edition, prepared for the Columbus quincentennial, and as the public debates Columbus's legacy, it is important for us to learn of the spiritual background of European domination of the Americas, for the Europeans who conquered the Americas substituted history for myth as a way of understanding life.