Volume 3, Number 1 (Autumn 1962)
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The Dark Ages of the Enlightenment
The Brave New World of the Enlightenment by Louis I. Bredvold. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1961. 164 pp.
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Memo to Irving Babbitt
One of the most influential critics in the history of American letters receives (posthumously) a note from a [then-] associate professor of English at Michigan State University.
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A New ‘Rasselas’
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Warren Fleischauer. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1962. 189 pp. [Edition reviewed; Penguin edition (Kindle); Free edition (Kindle)]
The conservative believes that the individual is foolish, although the species is wise; therefore, unlike the confident intellectual, he declines to undertake the reconstruction of society and human nature.
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