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Summer 2010

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Summer 2010

Modern Age

Volume: 52
Number: 3
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Modern Age has been America’s leading conservative quarterly for more than half a century.



Education as a Political Issue


The Greatness and Misery of Liberalism

Symposium on Educational Decline and Renewal

Federal Control of Public Schools and the Decline of Community
The War of the Three Humanisms: Irving Babbitt and the Recovery of Classical Learning
Christianity and the Cultivation of Global Citizens


“Pop’s Happy Land and Truck Stop”
“Old Europe: Seasons and Places”

Book Reviews

The Death of the Nation-State? A World beyond Politics? A Defense of the Nation-State by Pierre Manent
Mirrors Held Up to Nature Jane Austen & Charles Darwin: Naturalists and Novelists by Peter W. Graham
Literature: The Font of Humanism The Return of Christian Humanism: Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien, and the Romance of History by Lee Oser
A Poem for Men The Iliad by Homer, translated by Herbert Jordan
Portugal’s Hiroshima Wrath of God: The Story of the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Edward Paice
The Bogeyman Is Dead The Death of Conservatism by Sam Tanenhaus


The Liberal Arts and the Loss of Cultural Memory