Counterpoints: 25 Years of The New Criterion on Culture and the Arts

Counterpoints: 25 Years of The New Criterion on Culture and the Arts

by Roger Kimball
     
 

Roger Kimball and Hilton Kramer select the very best cultural criticism from the first 25 years of America's premier literary magazine. The many contributors include Brooke Allen, Stefan Beck, James Bowman, Theodore Dalrymple, Guy Davenport, John Derbyshire, Ben Downing, Paul Dean, Daniel Mark Epstein, Joseph Epstein, John Gross, Laura Jacobs, William Logan, Harvey

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Roger Kimball and Hilton Kramer select the very best cultural criticism from the first 25 years of America's premier literary magazine. The many contributors include Brooke Allen, Stefan Beck, James Bowman, Theodore Dalrymple, Guy Davenport, John Derbyshire, Ben Downing, Paul Dean, Daniel Mark Epstein, Joseph Epstein, John Gross, Laura Jacobs, William Logan, Harvey Mansfield, Kenneth Minogue, Jay Nordlinger, Eric Ormsby, Cynthia Ozick, David Pryce-Jones, Mordecai Richler, Roger Scruton, John Simon, Mark Steyn, and David Yezzi.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566638050
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
09/25/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
Determinations
The Fortunes of Permanence   Roger Kimball     3
It's the Demography, Stupid   Mark Steyn     22
Enoch Powell: Should He Have Spoken?   Roger Scruton     36
"Christophobia" and the West   Kenneth Minogue     43
The Phobia of Phobias   John Gross     57
Ataturk's Creation   David Fromkin     61
From Moses to Musa   Eric Ormsby     69
The Legacy of Russell Kirk   David Frum     81
Remembering the Gulag   Hilton Kramer     91
Contentions
The Hypocrisy of Noam Chomsky   Keith Windschuttle     99
Eric Hobsbawm: Lying to the Credulous   David Pryce-Jones     114
Thomas Kuhn's Irrationalism   James Franklin     121
Looking Backward at Edward Bellamy's Utopia   Martin Gardner     130
Adversary Jurisprudence   Robert H. Bork     140
Frantz Fanon: The Platonic Form of Human Resentment   Anthony Daniels     162
"The Innocents Abroad," or the New Pilgrim's Progress   Mordecai Richler     171
Revisionist Lust   Heather Mac Donald     184
Pictures from an Institution   James Panero     205
Recuperations
"Realism Coloured by Poetry": Rereading John Buchan   Roger Kimball     213
Who Was Simon Raven?   Brooke Allen     230
The Seriousness of Yvor Winters   David Yezzi     241
The Last Critic? The Importance of F. R. Leavis   Paul Dean     253
The Intimate Abstraction of Paul Valery   Joseph Epstein     269
Milton Avery: Then and Now   James Panero     281
Philhellene's Progress: Patrick Leigh Fermor   Ben Downing     288
Lord Acton: In Pursuit of First Principles   Gertrude Himmelfarb     303
Surtees and Money   Timothy Congdon     314
The Legacy of Donald Francis Tovey   James F. Penrose     325
Missing Mister Abbott   Mark Steyn     336
The Other Other Frost   William Logan     344
What Happened to Aldous Huxley?   John Derbyshire     367
Discriminations
Does Abstract Art Have a Future?   Hilton Kramer     383
The Epidemiology of Evil   Theodore Dalrymple     389
The Hunter Gracchus   Guy Davenport      396
Partying on Parnassus: The New York School Poets   John Simon     410
A Satyr Against Mankind   Stefan Beck     422
McKim, Mead & White's Architectural Citizenship   Michael J. Lewis     430
Balanchine's Castle   Laura Jacobs     440
Travels in "The Waste Land"   Adam Kirsch     450
The Drop Too Much: Emerson's Eccentric Circle   James W. Tuttleton     457
Are Emotions Moral?   F. H. Buckley     469
Max Beckmann at the Guggenheim   Karen Wilkin     476
Contributors     485
Index     488

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