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October 31, 2014

Intercollegiate Review Archive

Volume 3, Number 1
September-October 1966

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Essays

  • The Ideology of the New Left: An Interpretation
    David Greenwald
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  • The Effects of Communism on Cultural and Psychological Politics in Eastern Europe
    Otto von Habsburg
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  • America’s Forgotten Depression
    Donn C. Riley
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Two Views on the “New Novel”

Verse

Reviews

Correspondence

  • The Revolt Against Standards
    George Charles Roche, III
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Backcover:

The word “amateur” owes its evil reputation to the arts. An artist must be a master or nothing, and must dedicate his life to his art, for the arts, of their very nature, demand perfection.
In learning, on the other hand, a man can only be a master in one particular field, namely as a specialist, and in some field he should be a specialist. But if he is not to forfeit his capacity for taking a general view, or even his respect for general views, he should be an amateur at as many points as possible, privately at any rate, for the increase of his own knowledge and the enrichment of his possible stand-points. Otherwise he will remain ignorant in any field lying outside his own specialty and perhaps, as a man, a barbarian.
Force and Freedom
Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1889)


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