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Title:
The superfluous men : conservative critics of American culture, 1900-1945
Author:
Crunden, Robert Morse.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxvi, 427 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
I. Growing up conservative in America : -- A brief history of my opinions / George Santayana -- My life in architecture / Ralph Adams Cram -- Anarchist's progress / Albert Jay Nock -- II. The critique of modern Americn culture : -- Materialism and idealism / George Santayana -- Excerpts from three letters / George Santayana -- American education / Albert Jay Nock -- The need for an aristocracy / Henry Louis Mencken -- The world as Ford factory / Donald Davidson -- Why we do not behave like human beings / Ralph Adams Cram -- III. The chosen heroes and the chosen past : -- Pantagruelism / Albert Jay Nock --James Huneker / Henry Louis Mencken -- The foundations of democracy / Frank L. Owsley -- IV. Humanism and the originality of the artist : -- What is humanism? / Irving Babbitt -- Irving Babbitt / Paul Elmer More -- Paul Elmer More / Henry Louis Mencken -- The fallacy of humanism / Allen Tate -- V. Agrarianism and the South : -- Introduction : A statement of principles / Twelve Southerners -- The South defends its heritage / John Crowe Ransom -- The pillars of agrarianism / Frank L. Owsley -- I'll take my stand : A history / Donald Davidson -- VI. Politics is the enemy : -- Democracy and leadership / Irving Babbitt -- Notes on democracy / Henry Louis Mencken -- H.L. Mencken / Donald Davidson -- The good society / Walter Lippmann -- VII. Religion and immortality : -- Rationalism and faith / Paul Elmer More -- God without thunder / John Crowe Ransom -- Excerpts from six letters / George Santayana -- A long way round to Nirvana / George Santayana -- Bibliographical essay.
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ISBN:
9781882926305
Format :
Book

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Samplings from contributors such as Ralph Adams Cram, Allen Tate, and Walter Lippmann help bring together a volume representing the most neglected period in American conservatism--the first half of the 20th century.