Provocative and controversial, these two powerful works were written by Friedrich Nietzsche at the height of his powers as a polemicist. Twilight of the Idols
attacks the Platonic legacy in Western philosophy, opposing all universal principles of morality. The Antichrist,
a denunciation of institutional Christianity, delivers a brilliant and scathing indictment of 19th-century European culture. Of the latter, critic H. L. Mencken declared, "At bottom it is enormously apt and effective — and on the surface it is undoubtedly a good show."
Reprint of two essays from The Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Vol. XI, Macmillan and Co., New York, 1896.