Casaubon's abstract perfectionism and lugubrious mood are tightly cleaved, with the former's antiprogressive
implications fortifying his cynicism and despair.
forces to mobilize if they otherwise would not.
The upshot is a presentation of decadence in its relation to modernism as temporally oriented in an antiprogressive
way toward last days, or the condition of being after, which gives rise to "the temporal self-consciousness of modernism" (34).
6) Furthermore, southern conservatism is decentralist, antiegalitarian, antiprogressive
, and still anti-industrial.
and its proponents as old-fashioned and fearful.
Thayer's influence on Frankfurter has been remarked before, (301) but Frankfurter's adherence to judicial restraint was again a historically specific defensive action against the perceived antiprogressive
and antidemocratic intrusiveness and obstructionism of the pre-1937 New Deal Court.
87) That not only brought antiprogressive
politicians into office, but also opened the door to growing influence on the part of the aforementioned reactionary economists.
At the level of ideas and action, the impotence of the black establishment produced an ethical vacuum, which opened a door for a traditional and antiprogressive
leadership especially with respect to the conditions of African American men.
In opposition to Fish's argument that "The Pilgrim's Progress is antiprogressive
," Danielson suggests that "the process of catechizing which Bunyan writes into the heavenward journey may model a true progression, or at least serve as a vehicle for authentic spiritual advancement" (43-44).
70) This is intriguing, but does not explain all the antiProgressive
cases of the era, (71) nor does it explain why the Court rejected requests to strike down economic legislation for the first three decades after the Civil War, and only did so during the next three decades, that is, after 1897.
He startles us not because his work is antiheroic but because it is antiprogressive
, alien to any sense of positive change.
Of course there are good and well-intended religious people, but this doesn't alter the fact that faith and belief in myths, miracles, revealed truth, and supernatural beings is anti-intellectual, antidemocratic, antiprogressive
, and ultimately antihuman.