The Merging of Cultures

The Merging of Cultures

The West in Russia and China by Donald W. Treadgold. Volume 1, Russia 1472–1917, xxx + 324 pp. Volume 2, China 1582–1949, xxi + 251 pp. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1973. This work is an extraordinary undertaking. One scholar working by himself traces the...

The Public Responsibilities of Known American Poets

Recently, Forbes magazine attempted to measure the effect of Ruth Lilly’s $185 million bequest to the Poetry Foundation. That foundation, which publishes Poetry magazine, claims that it reached 19 million new poetry readers last year. John Barr, its president, a poet...

The Great Historian of Culture

A Historian and His World: A Life of Christopher Dawson by Christina Scott. With a new introduction by Russell Kirk, and a postscript by Christopher Dawson: “Memories of a Victorian Childhood.” Transaction Books, New Brunswick, New Jersey, [1984] 1991.Christopher...

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