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The superfluous men : conservative critics of American culture, 1900-1945

Author: Robert Morse Crunden
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together thinkers from one of the most neglected traditions in American history - conservative cultural criticism from the first half of the twentieth century. The Superfluous Men is an anthology of the best, most provocative writings of some of America's most perceptive social and literary critics, including: Albert J. Nock, H.L. Mencken, Irving Babbitt, Allen Tate, George Santayana, Walter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Superfluous men.
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 1999
(OCoLC)606276532
Online version:
Superfluous men.
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 1999
(OCoLC)607769982
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Morse Crunden
ISBN: 1882926307 9781882926305
OCLC Number: 43462455
Description: xxvi, 427 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: [Pt.] 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 --
[Pt.] II: The critique of modern American 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 --
[Pt.] III: The chosen heroes and the chosen past. Pantagruelism / Albert Jay Nock --James Huneker / Henry Louis Mencken ; The foundations of democracy / Frank L. Owsley --
[Pt.] 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 --
[Pt.] 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 --
[Pt.] 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 --
[Pt.] 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.
Responsibility: edited with a new introduction & bibliographical essay by Robert M. Crunden.

Abstract:

"This book brings together thinkers from one of the most neglected traditions in American history - conservative cultural criticism from the first half of the twentieth century. The Superfluous Men is an anthology of the best, most provocative writings of some of America's most perceptive social and literary critics, including: Albert J. Nock, H.L. Mencken, Irving Babbitt, Allen Tate, George Santayana, Walter Lippmann, Donald Davidson, Paul Elmer More, and John Crowe Ransom - making The Superfluous Men a valuable introduction to an important thread in the tapestry of American history."--Jacket.

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