Nostalgia and History  

The distinctive feature of what I’ll call here the literary-political mode of analysis is a reliance on personal sensibility, in the literary meaning of that term, as the basic “method” for forming judgments about social and political affairs. Not all …



Liberal Intelligentsia and White Backlash  

i n the world view of liberal intellectuals, those persons who share decent and humane values form a tiny minority standing on the edge of an abyss. In that world view they are always standing there, the problem being that …