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Author(s): William S. Lind

Taking America Back

If you have ever felt out of place living in the modern world, Retroculture gives you the option to dwell in a different era.

Addressing the various aesthetics, architectural styles, values and manners of days gone by, William Lind identifies the concepts of Retroculture and provides the reader with the tool-set to begin situating their lives in the “new-old.”

However, this shift in lifestyle addresses not only the hobbyist, but also American society at large, urging a return to an era in which truth, politeness and beauty were considered paramount, and pointing a way forward to a brighter future for the nation as a whole.

  • Retroculture contains some pithy criticisms of contemporary culture along with a number of useful tips for individual and familial living while waxing nostalgic for times past. It might be a good suggested reading or gift for an older mainstream friend or relative.
    Nelson Rosit, The Occidental ObserverThe Occidental Observer
  • Lind pins the source of America’s problems on its heightened emphasis on the self. This emphasis began in the 1960s, when that decade’s tumultuous generation overthrew the standards of good taste, style, and manners. The years since have been filled with crudity, busyness, and moral breakdown.
    John M. DeJak, ChroniclesChronicles
  • Lind has written plenty about what went wrong and how it went wrong, but “Retroculture” isn’t about that. It focuses not just on solutions, but on the fun and positive ones. This isn’t policy and partisan politics; it’s about asking your grandparents how they lived their lives, demanding beauty in everyday purchases so as to buy less, and maintaining civility and raising that standard around us.
    Catherine Yang, The Epoch TimesThe Epoch Times
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Chapter I: Signs of Change

Chapter II: Retroculture

  • What is Retroculture?
  • Breaking away from “Selfism”
  • A Dialogue with the Past
  • Bringing the Generations Together
  • A Change of Lifestyle
  • Freedom of — and from — Fashion

Chapter III: Getting Started

Chapter IV: Retro-Homes

  • Older Houses
  • New Homes
  • “Turning Back the Clock” with the Home You Have
  • Retro-Interiors
  • Retro-Neighborhoods
  • Retro-Homes in Retrospect

Chapter V: Retro-Families

  • Starting a Retroculture Family: Dating
  • Marrying
  • Retroculture and School
  • The Retro-Family and Church
  • Living the Retro Life Alone
  • Retroculture and Your Life

Chapter VI: Retro-Clothing

  • Dressing Up
  • The Retro Look
  • New Old Clothes
  • Retro Accessories
  • Retro-Shopping, or Making a Chore a Pleasure
  • Period Clothing: Going All the Way
  • Amazing Grace…

Chapter VII: Retro-Entertainment

  • Retro-Television
  • May I Have This Dance?
  • Shall We Have a Musicale?
  • Entertaining at Home
  • “Johnny, You Must Learn to Entertain Yourself”
  • Period Entertainments

Chapter VIII: Retro-Manners

  • The Golden Rule
  • Must We Then Act “Hoity-Toity?”
  • Where Do Retro-Manners Apply?
  • Are Retro-Manners Just “Victorian”?
  • Difference Without Disrespect
  • Public Manners
  • Office Etiquette
  • Which Retro-Manners?

Chapter IX: Retro-Travel

  • The Train
  • First Class “Plus”
  • Urban Travel: The Second Coming of the Trolley Car
  • Motoring
  • Walking and Bicycling

Chapter X: Retro-Business

Chapter XI: Retro-Service

  • Retro-Service Is Good Business
  • Offering Retro-Service
  • Serving the “Public Good”

Chapter XII: Retro-America


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