The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays of Lionel Trilling

The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays of Lionel Trilling

by Lionel Trilling, Leon Wieseltier

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ISBN-13: 9781466832145
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/17/2001
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 909,511
File size: 786 KB

About the Author

Lionel Trilling (1905-74) taught at Columbia University from 1931 until his death and was the author of many books, including Matthew Arnold and a novel, The Middle of the Journey. Leon Wieseltier is literary editor of The New Republic.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly a great selection of essays. Trilling was one of America's great thinkers. When most intellectuals of the 50's and beyond were giddy with admiration for the leftists progressives, Trilling was reminding us that history mattered, rational thinking was our obligation and that tradition was meaningful and served a great purpose. His one novel, a great read, THE MIDDLE OF THE JOURNEY, was a warning and a wake up call for people to think, and to think carefully about the perils of too quickly adopting the Marxist Mantra and buying into the swamp and hell of communist socialism. In short, the message of this book is THINK not just FEEL!