By Irving Babbitt with an Introduction by Russell Kirk
“A book . . . so solid in its substance and implications that it barely shows its age. . . . What Babbitt has to say about the classics, and the ancients, American civilization and character still deserve to be known and pondered by all those interested in education.”–Milton Hindus, Brandeis University
This edition includes a comprehensive foreword by Russell Kirk.
Irving Babbitt (1865–1933) was an American academic and literary critic, noted for his founding role in a movement that became known as the New Humanism, a significant influence on literary discussion and conservative thought in the period 1910 to 1930.