Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thing That Unifies

Profile painting (by Eric Robert Morse, 2005) of Jacques Barzun at around 40 yrs. old. Title: With Light from a New Dawn, 11The one thing that unifies men in a given age is not their individual philosophies but the dominant problem that these philosophies are designed to solve.

-- Jacques Barzun (b. 1907-11-30), French-born American scholar, historian, critic, teacher and editor, Classic, Romantic, Modern (1961), ch. I: Romanticism -- Dead or Alive?"

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