From Arion, Clinton W. Marrs on Paideia in America: Ragged Dick, George Babbitt, and the Problem of a Modern Classical Education; and Camille Paglia on Religion and the Arts in America. From Anthropoetics, Adam Katz (Quinnipiac): The Esthetic, the Sacred, and Originary Modernity. From Arena, instruments of idolatry: Stephen Ames asks what responses to contemporary cultural contradictions are viable today and seeks answers in the Christian traditions. Melatonin up, civilization down: An article on reading Jacques Barzun this winter. From Chronicles, contrary to expectation, advancing age leads not to greater understanding of life but to greater puzzlement and uncertainty: Clyde Wilson on unsolved mysteries.

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