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Summer 2003

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Summer 2003

Modern Age

Volume: 45
Number: 3
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Modern Age has been America’s leading conservative quarterly for more than half a century.



Ways Out of the Postmodern Discourse
The Meaning of “Demonic Nothingness”
From Symbolism to Consciousness via Proust


A Prefatory Note
I. The Reactionary Loyalties of John Lukacs
II. Stanley Fish: The Critic as Sophist

Book Reviews

An Alternative Conservative
Norman Wirzba, ed., The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
A Neglected Political Thinker
Francis Dunlop, The Life and Thought of Aurel Kolnai
Prophet of Naked Utility
Written by Maurizio Viroli; Translated by Antony Shugaar, Niccolo's Smile
A Case in Point
Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri Empire
Lost Inspiration and the Fall of the Soviet Union
Paul Hollander, Political Will & Personal Belief: The Decline and Fall of Soviet Communism
The Maturing of a Humane Economist
John Zmirak, Wilhelm Röpke: Swiss Localist, Global Economist
The Transcendent in Tolkien
Bradley J. Birzer, J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth


Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust: A Reply to Daniel Goldhagen