Suppose it is true that, in the wake of Deconstruction, we are living in a post-Christian age. Enlightenment liberalism and its friendly rival, postmodernism, have won the day. On what basis, then, shall we make moral decisions, create and destroy, live our lives? I suppose that, if Christianity were to disappear as the guiding moral force in the United States, another religion, perhaps Islam, would replace it. Some liberals, such as Ernest Gellner, seem to believe that we can proceed ahead with our Enlightenment tradition in order to formulate and live by another, new rationalistic morality. In Shame and Necessity ( 1993), British philosopher Bernard Williams turns to the Greek world of Homer and Attic tragedy. Like Nietzsche and Heidegger, Williams is looking to find what was right in the Greek dawn, and where Western Man took the wrong path in his long journey to the present.