Books | There's a good reason intellectuals are always so depressed
by George Grant
Posted 5/31/97, 12:00 am
Ideas have consequences. Bad ideas have bad consequences. If ever there were any doubts, these provocative new books would quickly dispel them.
Arthur Herman is a professor at George Mason University and the coordinator of the Western Civilization program at the Smithsonian Institution. Disturbed by the pervading sense of pessimism in American academia, he began to explore the roots of our current cultural self-immolation. The Idea of Decline in Western History is the result of that study.