Sunday, October 24, 2004

'The Roads to Modernity': Freedom Philosophers

The New York Times - Books

"In recent years, Himmelfarb has moved from studying the Victorian mind in her role as intellectual historian to championing the Victorian moral sensibility as a partisan in the culture wars. Here she shifts the focus of both her research and her polemic back a century, to the Enlightenment -- an era she wants to annex (with certain caveats) for cultural conservatism."

This should make for some very interesting and spirited debates in the future. And, of course, more French bashing.