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Summer/Fall 2009

Modern Age

Volume: 51
Numbers: 3 - 4
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Modern Age has been America’s leading conservative quarterly for more than half a century.



Flannery O’Connor’s “Spoiled Prophet”
Back to the Shire: From English Village to Global Village and Back Again
Between Realities: Dawkins vs. Voegelin
The Conservative Way of Development
V. S. Naipaul and the Dream of Blood: Atavisms in Universal Civilization
Naipaul and the Barbarians
Stephen Greenblatt: The Critic as Anecdotalist
Political Correctness and the Attack on Great Literature


Conservatism and the Cultural Roots of Ordered Liberty


The Gods Across the River; Transfi guration; Flood Plain; This House, These Grounds
Protanopia; The Rain Rains; Spider Hole; Joan of Arc


The Centralization of Power in Reformation England

Book Reviews

Dixie and the Dictators The Fourth Ghost: White Southern Writers and European Fascism, 1930–1950 by Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr.
Poetry and Peace The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy: Poems After Pictures by Jean-François Millet by David Middleton
The Mozart of His Age Mendelssohn: The Caged Spirit: A New Approach to the Composer and His Family by Mary Allerton-North & Mendelssohn: His Life and Music by Neil Wenborn
The Tao Revisited The Book of Absolutes: A Critique of Relativism and a Defense of Universals by William D. Gairdner


Memories of an Aesthete
Caspar von Schrenck-Notzing, RIP