Long before the New Humanists podcast was born, Irving Babbitt helped found the movement now known as New Humanism. University of Maryland Professor of Classics Dr. Eric Adler, along with his former student (and current ALI Fellow) Katherine Bradshaw, join the podcast to discuss the original New Humanist and what we might stand to gain from him in our debates about education, the humanities, and the canon.
Irving Babbitt’s “What Is Humanism?”: http://www.nhinet.org/lac1.htm
Irving Babbitt’s “What I Believe: Rousseau and Religion” from Spanish Character and Other Essays: https://amzn.to/34ZP9RH
Dr. Eric Adler’s The Battle of the Classics: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780197518786
Dr. Eric Adler’s Classics, the Culture Wars, and Beyond: https://amzn.to/36a7V9H
Dr. Eric Adler’s Valorizing the Barbarians: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780292744035
C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780060652944
Alan Jacobs’ The Year of Our Lord 1943: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780190864651
Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s First Discourse: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780312694401
George MacDonald’s The Princess and Curdie: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781952410475
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780060935467
Robert E. Proctor’s Defining the Humanities: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780253212191
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