Michael R. Harris (essay date 1970)
SOURCE: Harris, Michael R. “Irving Babbitt: Civilized Standards and Humanistic Education.” In Five Counterrevolutionists in Higher Education, pp. 49-79. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1970.
[In the essay below, Harris evaluates Babbitt's ideas pertaining to higher education.]
To repudiate the traditional Christian and classical checks and at the same time fail to work out some new and more vital control upon impulse and temperament is to be guilty of high treason to civilization.
—Irving Babbitt, 1932
Preeminent among the New Humanists, Irving Babbitt opposed educational...
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