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Fall 2004

Modern Age

Volume: 46
Number: 4
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Modern Age has been America’s leading conservative quarterly for more than half a century.



Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: From Romantic Fallacy to Holocaustic Imagination
The Ongoing Campaign of Alger Hiss: The Sins of the Father
The Memorial Dimension in Conservative Life
On Leisure and Culture: Why Human Things Exist and Why They Are “Unimportant”
Forgiveness, Education, Public Policy: The Road Not Yet Taken
Dostoevsky vs. the Marquis de Sade


The School of Fish

Book Reviews

The Enduring Mencken
Terry Teachout, The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken
A Potent Imperium
Andrew J. Bacevich, American Empire: The Realities and consequences of U.S. Diplomacy
Modernism in the Visual Arts
T.J. Clark, Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism
Exploring Cursileria
Nöel Valis, The Culture of Cursilería (Bad Taste, Kitsch, and Class in Modern Spain
Portrait of an Age
A. N. Wilson, The Victorians
A Difficult Portrait of the Artist
Jean Cash, Flannery O'Connor: A Life


The Passion's Severe Mercy


Toward Grasmere: A Prospect from Natland-Green