Modern Age

Modern Age is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1, Winter

Appreciating Animal Farm in the New Millennium
WITH THE APPROACH of the centennial of George Orwell's birth in June 2003, much attention is already turning to reassessments of his life and to the ongoing relevance in the new millennium of his masterwork, Nineteen Eighly-Four (1949). (1) Easily...
Current Problems of European Democracy
It is a privilege to introduce the work of Pierre Manent to the readers of Modem Age. Manent is one of the outstanding political philosophers writing in Europe today. Born in 1949, he was educated at the Ecole Normale Superieure and for several years...
I. Emerson and Us. (Bicentennial Essays: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882))
EMERSON TELLS US that truth is "such a flyaway, such a slyboots, so untransportable and unbarrelable a commodity, that it is as bad to catch as light."' However things may be with truth, it is so with Emerson's thought. What he says is often wise or...
II. Georges Vasilievich Florovsky (1893-1979): Russian Intellectual Historian and Orthodox Theologian. (Religious Historians, East and West)
Beyond East and West FOR MANY READERS of Modern Age, the Very Reverend Georges Vasilievich Florovsky (1893-1979)may not be a household name, and yet his singular achievement and reputation as an influential Russian philosopher and historian, and...
II. the Kaleidoscopic Emerson. (Bicentennial Essays: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882))
JUST WHEN INTEREST in Emerson seems to wane, he rises like the proverbial phoenix. In the 1990's, at least two books (not to mention the ceaseless flow of articles and doctoral dissertations) concerning Emerson were published: Robert D. Richardson,...
I. Theodore Maynard (1890-1956): A Historian of American Catholicism. (Religious Historians, East and West)
THEODORE MAYNARD had a long career as a poet, literary critic, and historian in England, where he was raised, and in the United States, where he lived after 1920. Although he considered himself primarily a poet, during his lifetime Maynard was best...
The Absence of a Culture of Shame
DEFINITION: Shame. 1.1. The painful emotion arising from the consciousness of something dishonouring, ridiculous, or indecorous in one's own conduct or circumstances (or in those of others whose honour or disgrace one regards as one's own), or of being...
Two Mid-Century Critics. (Comment)
PLACING THESE TWO BOOKS side by side, you see the two black-and-white photographs. In each, a man holds a lighted cigarette. On the dust jacket of Allen Tate's Essays of Four Decades, the poet, critic, novelist, Southern Agrarian rests his elbow on...