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Crisis of Modern Times

Perspectives from The Review of Politics, 1939-1962

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«“The Review of Politics, founded in 1939 by Waldemar Gurian, soon emerged as one of the leading U.S. journals of political and social theory. These collected essays from the journal’s beginning years showcase the critical thought of such distinguished authors as Hannah Arendt, Jacques Maritain, Leo Strauss, and Yves Simon.”»

In the 1940s and 1950s The Review of Politics, under the dynamic leadership of Waldemar Gurian, emerged as one of the leading journals of political and social theory in the United States. This volume celebrates that legacy by bringing together classic essays by a remarkable group of American and European emigre intellectuals, among them Jacques Maritain, Hannah Arendt, Josef Pieper, Eric Voegelin, and Yves Simon. Les mer
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In the 1940s and 1950s The Review of Politics, under the dynamic leadership of Waldemar Gurian, emerged as one of the leading journals of political and social theory in the United States. This volume celebrates that legacy by bringing together classic essays by a remarkable group of American and European emigre intellectuals, among them Jacques Maritain, Hannah Arendt, Josef Pieper, Eric Voegelin, and Yves Simon. For these writers, the emergence of new dictatorial regimes in Germany and Russia and the looming threat of another, even more devastating, European war demanded that one rethink the reigning philosophical perspectives of the time. In their view, the western world had lost sight of its founding principles. Individually and collectively, they maintained that the West could be saved only if its leaders embraced the idea that society should be governed by moral standards and a commitment to human dignity. Since the first issue appeared in 1939, The Review of Politics has influenced generations of political theorists. To complement these essays A. James McAdams has written an introduction that discusses the history of the journal and reflects on the contributions of these influential figures. He underscores the continuing relevance of these essays in assessing contemporary issues.
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«“The Review of Politics, founded in 1939 by Waldemar Gurian, soon emerged as one of the leading U.S. journals of political and social theory. These collected essays from the journal’s beginning years showcase the critical thought of such distinguished authors as Hannah Arendt, Jacques Maritain, Leo Strauss, and Yves Simon.”»

«McAdams is to be lauded not only for the selection of these essays but for his admirable introductory essay that for its insight and judgment establishes him with the authors presented.»

«“The essays contained in this volume demonstrate why the Review of Politics is a national treasure. From Jacques Maritain and Yves Simon to Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss, it has consistently attracted writers of the highest quality to think about the deepest problems of politics and the twentieth century. The themes covered in this collection range from totalitarianism and nihilism to the value of education and the dignity of the individual. Their probity and intelligence show why the Review of Politics has remained the premier journal for serious students of political philosophy.”»

«“These essays from <i>The Review of Politics</i> have a common purpose: confronting the major political, cultural and other problems of Western nations. . . . The book’s 22 articles, of which several were written by European émigrés in the United States, are about their times—the mid-twentieth-century decades—not ours. Nevertheless, few are dated. One reason is that most deal not just with immediate concerns but with permanent questions. What, for example, constitutes a virtuous life and a just society, and how should politics be organised and conducted?”»

«“The Review of Politics has been essential reading for students of political philosophy and politics for more than two generations, including among its contributors internationally renowned scholars whose works are both enormously influential and increasingly look to be contemporary expressions of perennial wisdom. To make seminal essays of this remarkable journal easily accessible, with more to come in future volumes, is a great service to students of political science at every level.”»

«“An exceptional collection of essays from the University of Notre Dame’s Review of Politics. Almost any one of the essays selected is worth the price of the volume. McAdams is to be lauded not only for the selection of these essays but for his admirable introductory essay that for its insight and judgment establishes him as a peer with the authors presented.”»









































































































































Prefacexi
Introduction: The Origins of The Review of Politics1




A. James McAdams

CHAPTER 1 Jacques Maritain, "Integral Humanism and the Crisis of Modern Times" (1939)29
CHAPTER 2 Desmond Fitzgerald, "Problems Facing Catholic Rulers" (1939)44
CHAPTER 3 C.J. Friedrich, "The Deification of the State" (1939)55
CHAPTER 4 Denis de Rougemont, "Passion and the Origin of Hitlerism" (1941)67
CHAPTER 5 Jacques Maritain, "The Immortality of Man" (1941)83
CHAPTER 6 Jacques Maritain, "The End of Machiavellianism" (1942)98
CHAPTER 7 John U. Nef, "Philosophical Values and the Future of Civilization" (1943)128
CHAPTER 8 Aron Gurwitsch, "On Contemporary Nihilism" (1945)146
CHAPTER 9 Jacques Maritain, "The Person and the Common Good" (1946)174
CHAPTER 10 John U. Nef, "Architecture and Western Civilization" (1946)209
CHAPTER 11 Josef Pieper, "On the Christian Idea of Man" (1949)238
CHAPTER 12 Leo Strauss, "Natural Right and the Historical Approach" (1950)252
CHAPTER 13




Eric Voegelin, "The Origins of Totalitarianism" (1953)

272




Hannah Arendt, "A Reply"

280




Eric Voegelin, "Concluding Remark"

287
CHAPTER 14 Russell Kirk, "Social Justice and Mass Culture" (1954)289
CHAPTER 15 Robert Strausz-Hupé, "On War and Peace" (1954)302
CHAPTER 16 Waldemar Gurian, "The Catholic Publicist" (1955)312
CHAPTER 17 Hannah Arendt, "Authority in the Twentieth Century" (1956)325
CHAPTER 18 Louis de Raeymaeker, "What St. Thomas Means Today" (1958)339
CHAPTER 19 Frank O'Malley, "The Thinker in the Church: The Spirit of Newman" (1959)356
CHAPTER 20 Glenn Tinder, "Human Estrangement and the Failure of Political Imagination" (1959)374
CHAPTER 21 Yves R. Simon, "Common Good and Common Action" (1960)394
CHAPTER 22 John U. Nef, "Is the Intellectual Life an End in Itself?" (1962)430
A. James McAdams is the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law in New Democracies (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997).||A. James McAdams is the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law in New Democracies (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997).