Who is at the helm of the ship of state? Is the United States doomed to go the way of the Titanic? In the essay “Academic Leadership,” Paul Elmer More expounds on the crucial role that humanistic study plays in cultivating a natural aristocracy that guides and protects the body politic. More, along with Irving Babbitt, was a luminary of the New Humanism movement and an essayist, prolific letter-writer, editor, and Christian Platonist.
Paul Elmer More’s Academic Leadership (free): https://jkalb.freeshell.org/more/leaders.html
Richard M. Gamble’s The Great Tradition: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781935191568
Sir Thomas Elyot’s The Book Named the Governor: https://amzn.to/3977IWO
René Girard’s A Theater of Envy: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781587318603
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