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Volume 30, Number 4 (Summer 1990)

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Best of the Bookman 15 April 2002
book cover America’s Fin de Siècle: End of a Century or a Civilization?
by Gleaves Whitney
Is our culture terminally decadent? In this “Best of the Bookman” essay from 1990, Gleaves Whitney looks at a collection of essays by Jacques Barzun on the status of American culture. It seems to have held up well in the twenty-plus years since its release.
Best of the Bookman 15 April 2002
book cover A Philosopher of Ordinary Language
by Russell Hittinger
Wittgenstein: From Mysticism to Ordinary Language by Russell Nieli. SUNY Press 1987, 261 pp., $32 paper.
Best of the Bookman 15 April 2002
book cover The Perceptivity of Isaac Hecker
by Robert Royal
Isaac T. Hecker, The Diary: Romantic Religion in Ante-Bellum America edited by John Farina. Paulist Press (“Sources of American Spirituality” Series) 1988, 456 pp., $14.95 cloth.

By 'the Permanent Things' [T. S. Eliot] meant those elements in the human condition that give us our nature, without which we are as the beasts that perish. They work upon us all in the sense that both they and we are bound up in that continuity of belief and institution called the great mysterious incorporation of the human race.

Russell Kirk

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