A specifically Catholic examination of the New Humanism of Irving Babbitt and Paul Elmer More, 1929. Enjoy. commonweal on new humanism 1929
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Source: J. Duncan Spaeth, “Conversations with Paul Elmer More,” SEWANEE REVIEW 51 (Autumn 1943): 532-545. Enjoy! conversations with PEM
pem interview Source: J. Duncan Spaeth, “Conservations with Paul Elmer More,” SEWANEE REVIEW 51 (Autumn 1943): 532-545.
Certainly one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read. More finished it only days before his own death. pem pages from an oxford diary
Source: Jacob Zeitlin, ed., “Stuart P. Sherman and Paul Elmer More,” THE BOOKMAN (September 1929): 43-53. letters of sherman and pem
Many regard this as Paul Elmer More’s most important essay. Certainly, it is the article that inspired the “moral imagination” of Irving Babbitt, T.S. Eliot, Russell Kirk, and Winston Elliott. pem disraeli and conservatism Source: Paul Elmer More,… Read More
Originally published in March 1930, “A Revival of Humanism”–a fascinating critique of More’s best friend, Irving Babbitt, appeared in More, On Being Human (Princeton University Press, 1936), 1-24. PEM Revival of Humanism
Another very intriguing article about the thought behind the warring power in the First World War. pem philosophy of war Source: Paul Elmer More, “The Philosophy of War,” THE UNPOPULAR REVIEW 3 (January-March 1915): 1-16.
More’s rather intelligent screed against the philosophy behind World War I. Enjoy. pem lust for empire Source: Paul Elmer More, “The Lust for Empire,” THE NATION (October 22, 1914), 493-495.