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George Panichas

George Panichas
Dr. George A. Panichas (1930-2010) was a critic whose main concerns and books centered on the relations between literature, culture, and society. He was the author of numerous books, including Growing Wings to Overcome Gravity, The Reverent Discipline (University of Tennessee Press, 1974), The Critic as Conservator (Catholic University of America Press, 1992), Irving Babbitt: Representative Writings (University of Nebraska Press, 1981). Dr. Panichas was also the editor of Modern Age: A Quarterly Review.
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Irving Babbitt wrestled with those fundamental life questions that relate to the fate of man in the modern world. What he chose to say about this world of increasing material organization continues to make Babbitt’s work and thought disturbing and unpalatable...
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Idolatry is a dimension of the value that is now placed on sports in America, and is expressed in unbridled adoration of physical feats, and in bowing down to the things of the world... "A technologically supported...
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Excellence, which can be defined as the state of excelling and of surpassing merit, is now increasingly one of the lost words of the English language. And increasingly the special qualities that this word de­notes are banned in...

Its contemplation of evil makes "Mrs. Dalloway" a modern classic that speaks in a universal language and has universal meaning... The British writer, C.E. Montague (1867–1929) poignantly describes this debasing process in an acclaimed book that appeared...

"Mrs. Dalloway" has as one of its primary reference points the life and fate of a psychologically maimed soldier who has returned from the Western Front... The British writer, C.E. Montague (1867–1929) poignantly describes this debasing process...

To read "Mrs. Dalloway" is to re-experience the full violence of war inflicted on body and soul and mind and to comprehend the ravages of cruel history... The British writer, C.E. Montague (1867–1929) poignantly describes this debasing...

Man, it is often said, cannot jump over his own shadow. The poet—and by "poet" I mean a writer of imaginative works in verse or prose—leaps over the universe... Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. I
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Man, it is often said, cannot jump over his own shadow. The poet—and by "poet" I mean a writer of imaginative works in verse or prose—leaps over the universe... Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. I
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Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered by Russell Kirk (ISI Books, 2009, 2nd edition). Russell Kirk's book on Edmund Burke, first published in 1967, now revised and hand­somely re-issued, testifies not only
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Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to explore the true meaning of conservatism and how we should restore it. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll get knocked down by anything.”...
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Can a man of moral sensitivity function in a corrupt and derelict world? This is a major question that Joseph Conrad probes in Victory (1915) and that his main character, Axel Heyst, presumably a Swedish baron,...
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In the ancient world the perimeters of tragic vision and experience were clearly established and recognized. One could be quite clear as to the meaning of tragedy and the manifestations of tragic experience and tragic...
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Romano Guardini is sometimes referred to as a “Philosopher of the Christian World” whose lifelong task was that of “proclaiming the sacred in a modern world.” A world-famous Roman Catholic thinker and a prolific writer who was...
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George A. Panichas T.H. Pickett’s essay on “War, Power, and Supremacy” further develops the urgent need stressed in the preceding three issues of Modern...