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Irving Babbitt

American academic and literary criticism

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Irving Babbitt was an American academic and literary critic, noted for his founding role in a movement that became known as the New Humanism, a significant influence on literary discussion and conservative thought in the period between 1910 and 1930. He was a cultural critic in the tradition of Matthew Arnold and a consistent opponent of romanticism, as represented by the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Politically he can, without serious distortion, be called a follower of Aristotle and Edmund Burke. He was an advocate of classical humanism but also offered an ecumenical defense of religion. His humanism implied a broad knowledge of various moral and religious traditions. His book Democracy and Leadership , is regarded as a classic text of political conservatism. Babbitt is regarded as a major influence over American cultural and political conservatism.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Williams College
Williams College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#1477 World Rank #303 USA Rank
Literature
#13645 World Rank #5853 USA Rank
Communications