Hindsight by Graeme Hunter

Book Review

Hindsight

The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberalism
by George M. Marsden

Basic Books, 2014
(264 pages, $26.99, hardcover)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

George Marsden's readable book, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, is about America in the 1950s and the same place six decades later. Except we all know it's not the same place. Few, however, can account for the changes as lucidly, or with such lightly worn but impressive scholarship as Marsden exhibits in this book.

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Graeme Hunter is a contributing editor to Touchstone and Research Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University College in Ottawa. He is the author of Radical Protestantism in Spinoza's Thought (Ashgate).


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