Thursday, April 24, 2008

Barzun on Elitism

As one who has been greatly influenced by the writings of conservative historian, Jacques Barzun — especially his warnings against “the menace of the untaught — the menace to themselves and to us” — it seems appropriate here to mention a few of his observations about America’s elites. . . .
—Walter C. Uhler, Allegations of “Elitism” Also Brought Down America’s Founding Fathers


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Revd John P Richardson

I have just finished reading Jacques Barzun’s monumental From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, and find myself with mixed feelings of triumph and despair.

— The Ugley Vicar, On Finishing Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence


Berlioz? Encore!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Favorite Barzun Quotations: Eric Morse

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Flying Bibliography You Tubed

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

David Greenberg, Historian of Presidents and Politics, Receives Hiett Prize

According to the article,

Judges for the 2008 Hiett Prize were Robert Hollander, professor emeritus of European literature at Princeton University; Clayborne Carson, professor of American history at Stanford University; and Jacques Barzun, professor emeritus of history at Columbia University.

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