Contents

Rethinking It All: An Editorial Statement, 3

Universality and History:
The Concrete as Normative
, 10
Claes G. Ryn

Line Against Circle, 40
A poem by Peter Viereck

Irving Babbitt and Postmodernity:
Amplitude and Intensity
, 42
Michael A. Weinstein


Reviews

The New ‘Public Order’: Within¬†and¬†Above, 49
Joseph Baldacchino
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity, by Charles Taylor.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989. xii+601 pp. $37.50.

Edmund Burke:
The Perennial Political Philosopher, 60
Gregory S. Ahern
Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution, by Peter J. Stanlis.
New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1991. 259 pp. $34.95.

Democratic Chimeras And Unceasing Discord, 64
Chris Woltermann
Carl Schmitt: Politics and Theory, by Paul Edward Gottfried.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1990. 160 pp. $39.95.

The Return of John C. Calhoun, 67
Anthony Harrigan
The Essential Calhoun, edited by Clyde N. Wilson.
New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1992. 436 pp. $39.95.

Notes on Contributors, 70