About Milton Hindus

Milton Hindus (1916–1998), poet and critic, was professor of English at Brandeis University and one of the leading disciples of the late Irving Babbitt of Harvard, American humanist and champion of traditional education.

Irving Babbitt: Against Romanticism

By |2019-07-23T14:06:01-05:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: Books, Irving Babbitt, Jean-Jacques Rousseau|Tags: |

Rousseau and Romanticism by Irving Babbitt (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1991) This reprint of the best-known work by Irving Babbitt (1865–1933) is a sturdy addition to Transaction’s Library of Conservative Thought. When it was initially published in 1919, it was recognized by discerning readers as the landmark it has since become. The New York Evening Post [...]

The Achievement of Irving Babbitt

By |2014-01-24T11:39:17-06:00February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Conservatism, Irving Babbitt, Jean-Jacques Rousseau|Tags: , |

Irving Babbitt To define Irving Babbitt’s central view of life, from which radiate all his other views—of letters, of education, of society—I commence by quoting not his own words, but those of a different writer—one whom he would not have approved. For in reading Bertrand Russell’s recent autobiographical volume Portraits from Memory, I [...]

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