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Spring 2008

Modern Age

Volume: 50
Number: 2
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Modern Age has been America’s leading conservative quarterly for more than half a century.



The Lasting South? A Reconsideration After Fifty Years
Adalbert Stifter and the “Biedermeier” Imagination A Debate on Localism & Cosmopolianism
Taking Back the Cosmopolis
My Home in the Cosmopolitan Anti-Liberal Managerie
Cosmopolitanism with Real Roots
By: R.R. Reno
Loving the World
The Energy Crisis
The Young Stephen Tonsor: Teacher, Historicist, and Conservative


Conservatism and the Challenge of the “Modern Age”


A Lesson in Hermeneutics
By: Paul Lake
Vaux-le-Vicomte Catharine
A Prayer for Livia Grace at Christmas
Office of Good Intentions


The Redemption of the Clerks Imagining Our Time: Recollections and Reflections on American Writing by Lewis P. Simpson
Not the West, but Europe Europe East and West by Norman Davies
Never A Man for Causes George Kennan: A Study in Character by John Lukacs
Wagner’s Ambiguities Richard Wagner and the Jews by Milton E. Brener
A Founder of Nothing Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg
Pro Haereses The New Inquisitions: Heretic Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism by Arthur Versluis


Intellectuals as Castrators of Meaning An Interview with Réne Girard