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Volume 30, Number 4 (Summer 1990)


Best of the Bookman 17 April 2011
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 20 May 2012
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 17 June 2012
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.

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.

Russell Kirk


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