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The Culture We Deserve

The Culture We Deserve

by Jacques Barzun, Arthur Krystal


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The Culture We Deserve

Twelve essays exploring aspects of literacy and art criticism, retrospective sociology and the effects of relativism on moral behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819562371
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 05/01/1989
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,263,642
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

JACQUES BARZUN is a scholar, teacher, editor, and critic who lives in New York City. Among his best-known works are Darwin, Marx, Wagner, Berlioz and the Romantic Century, Teacher in America, The House of Intellect, and A Word or Two Before You Go

Table of Contents

Authors Note
Culture High and Dry
The Insoluble Problem: Supporting Art
Look it Up! Check it Out!
Where is History Now?
What Critics Are Good For
Reckoning With Time and Place
The Bugbear of Relativism
Exeunt the Humanities
A Surfeit of Fine Art
The Fallacy of the Single Cause
License to Corrupt
Toward the Twenty-First Century
Bibliographical Note

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