Philosophy & History
Wolfe, Alan: The Culture of Cultural Studies

Wolfe, Alan: The Culture of Cultural Studies

[Partisan Review, Summer 1996. © Alan Wolfe] “Cultural studies” is the latest wave to wash over humanities departments in the United States, following French literary theory and the new historicism. Inspired mostly by British writers…

Philosophy & History
Ward-Perkins, Bryan: The Impact of Christianity

Ward-Perkins, Bryan: The Impact of Christianity

From The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. XIII. After Christianity became the usual religion of the emperors from 312 onwards, it spread more rapidly than before through the cities of the empire, and a gradual process…

Valery, Paul: Address on the Second World War

A Radio Address [September 1939] [From History and Politics, transl. Denis Folliot and Jackson Mathews; © Princeton University Press; published by permission] NOTHING today must be overlooked that can define and clarify in all minds…

The European Spirit
Tonsor, Stephen J.: Tradition and the Crisis of Western Culture

Tonsor, Stephen J.: Tradition and the Crisis of Western Culture

Jacob Burckhardt: Tradition and the Crisis of Western Culture From Modern Age, a Quarterly Review, vol.39, winter 1997. By the second half of the nineteenth century it was clear that the French Revolution had ushered…

Tillinghast, Richard: W.B. Yeats, “The labyrinth of another’s being”

The New Criterion, Nov. 1997 THE VEILS surrounding the twentieth century’s greatest poet, William Butler Yeats, come in such degrees of thickness and coloration that we shall probably never see the man plain. The title…

Arts & Literature
Tarkovsky, Andrei: Sculpting in Time

Tarkovsky, Andrei: Sculpting in Time

Translated by Kitty Hunter-Blair, University of Texas Press, 1987. Today it seems to me far more important to talk not so much about art in general or the function of cinema in particular, as about…

Shattuck, Roger: Faustian Man

An extract from Forbidden Knowledge. From Prometheus to Pornography, St Martin’s Press, New York , ISBN 0-312-14602-7 Το a remarkable degree, the opening scenes in Faust’s study recapitulate the first two parts of Descartes’ Discourse…

Arts & Literature
Royal, Robert: Τhe other Camus

Royal, Robert: Τhe other Camus

The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1995, Washington, D.C. Albert Camus died in literature’s most stunning car crash on January 4, 1960; he had lived in two very different worlds. One extended into the highest reaches of…