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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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Lord Jim (1900), Joseph Conrad’s fourth novel, is the story of a ship which collides with “a floating derelict” and will doubtlessly “go down at any moment” during a “silent black squall.” The ship, old and...
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“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll get knocked down by anything.” —Anonymous It is now more than half a century since the publication of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind, and during that time the word conservative has undergone diverse changes in meaning and...
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“In the long run democracy will be judged,” writes Irving Babbitt in Democracy and Leadership (1924), “no less than other forms of government, by the quality of its leaders, a quality that...
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Irving Babbitt Richard Weaver Character and Culture: Essays on East and West, by Irving Babbitt, with...
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George Panichas Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident a security. —Edmund Burke The crisis of modernity is an inclusive one. Its power and scourge are such that even...
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Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered, by Russell Kirk, with a Foreword by Roger Scruton, Wilmington, Delaware: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1997. Russell Kirk’s book on Edmund Burke, first published in 1967, now...

When virtues of in­sight and wis­dom are com­ple­mented by elo­quence and hu­mil­ity in a work of criticism, there is al­ways rea­son to cel­e­brate. And when...