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Kimball, Roger 1953-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 251 publications in 1 language and 8,849 library holdings
Genres: History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publisher
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Most widely held works by Roger Kimball
Tenured radicals : how politics has corrupted our higher education by Roger Kimball( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since Tenured Radicals first appeared in 1990, it has achieved a stature as the leading critique of the ways in which the humanities are now taught and studied in American universities. Trenchant and witty, it lays bare the sham of what now passes for serious academic pursuit in too many circles. In this new edition, completely reset, Roger Kimball has brought the text up to date and has added a new Introduction."--Jacket
The long march : how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America by Roger Kimball( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Long March is organized around incisive portraits of the architects of America's cultural revolution - among them, Beat figures like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and celebrated or once-celebrated gurus like Norman Mailer, Timothy Leary, Susan Sontag, Eldridge Cleaver and Charles Reich. In examining the lives and works of those who spoke for the 1960s, Kimball finds a series of cautionary tales, an annotated guide-book of wrong turns, dead ends, and blind alleys that, tragically, became the roadmap to the present."--Jacket
Lives of the mind : the use and abuse of intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse by Roger Kimball( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part cautionary tale, part celebration, this book is a witty, deeply engaging guide for the perlexed
Experiments against reality : the fate of culture in the postmodern age by Roger Kimball( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is everything possible and nothing true? According to Roger Kimball, this belief, with its "mixture of gullibility and cynicism," characterizes much of our modern culture. Thus his new collection of essays, Experiments Against Reality, is "largely a chronicle of spiritual disillusionment." No one who is seriously concerned with the fate of out culture can afford to ignore it."--Jacket
Against the grain : the new criterion on art and intellect at the end of the twentieth century( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its founding in 1982, The New Criterion has emerged as the foremost voice of critical dissent in the culture wars now raging throughout American society. This book brings together an abundant selection of the magazine's most incisive essays, sparkling examples of wit, clarity, and fierce independence that have made The New Criterion one of our most respected sources of critical opinion." "Challenging the radical orthodoxies that have disfigured contemporary intellectual debate, the essays in Against the Grain cover a wide range of controversial subjects, from the philosophy of Michel Foucault to the apocalyptic kitsch of Anselm Kiefer, from the scandals of political correctness and multiculturalism to the state of Latin American literature and politics. Samuel Lipman writes on the future of classical music; Hilton Kramer on the plight of the art museum today; Joseph Epstein on the poet C.P. Cavafy; Roger Kimball on the treason of the intellectuals; and Harvey Mansfield on the continuing significance of the original debate over the Constitution."--Jacket
The betrayal of liberalism : how the disciples of freedom and equality helped foster the illiberal politics of coercion and control( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays which appeared originally in The New Criterion, nine distinguished critics and observers examine the origins and prospects of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such as Rousseau and Mill to its troubled legacy in twentieth-century pursuits. They are cogent in explaining the compromising effects of liberalism in the moral and intellectual life of our culture, and seek to disentangle what is beneficent from what is destructive in its ideas."--Jacket
The future of the European past by Hilton Kramer( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art's prospect : the challenge of tradition in an age of celebrity by Roger Kimball( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Art's Prospect, Mr. Kimball observes that most of the really invigorating action in the art world today is a quiet affair. It takes place not at the Tate Modern in London or at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, not in the Chelsea of TriBeCa galleries, but off to one side, out of the limelight. It usually involves not the latest thing but permanent things - they can be new or old, but their relevance is measured not by the buzz they create but by the silence they inspire."--Jacket
Against the idols of the age : edited with an introduction by Roger Kimball by D. C Stove( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Little known outside his native Australia, David Stove was one of the most illuminating and brilliant philo-sophical essayists of the postwar era. A fearless at-tacker of intellectual and cultural orthodoxies, Stove left powerful critiques of scientific irrationalism, Dar-winian theories of human behavior, and philosophi-cal idealism. He was also an occasional essayist of considerable charm and polemical snap. Stove's writ-ing is both rigorous and immensely readable. It is, in the words of Roger Kimball, "an invigorating blend of analytic lucidity, mordant humor, and an amount of common sense too great to be called 'common.'" Against the Idols of the Age brings together a repre-sentative selection of Stove's writing and is an ideal introduction to his work.The book opens with some of Stove's most impor-tant attacks on irrationalism in the philosophy of sci-ence. He exposes the roots of this fashionable attitude, tracing it through writers like Paul Feyerabend andThomas Kuhn to Karl Popper. Stove was a born controversialist, so it is not surpris-ing that when he turned his attention to contemporary affairs he said things that are politically incorrect. The topical essays that make up the second part of the book show Stove at his most withering and combative. Whether the subject is race, femi-nism, the Enlightenment, or the demand for "non-coercive philosophy," Stove is on the mark with a battery of impressive arguments expressed in sharp, uncompromis-ing prose. Against the Idols of the Age concludes with a generous sampling of his blistering attacks on Darwinism.David Stove's writings are an undiscovered treasure. Although readers may dis-agree with some of his opinions, they will find it difficult to dismiss his razor-sharp arguments. Against the Idols of the Age is the first book to make the full range of this important thinker available to the general reader."--Provided by publisher
The survival of culture : permanent values in a virtual age( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of permanence : culture and anarchy in an age of amnesia by Roger Kimball( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athwart history : half a century of polemics, animadversions, and illuminations : a William F. Buckley, Jr., omnibus by William F Buckley( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""If you love Bill Buckley, you'll need Athwart History, which includes dozens of pieces that have never before appeared between hard covers. If you don't yet know him, be prepared for a dazzling ride through postwar America and the world."--Rush Limbaugh" ""Buckley's wise and sprightly words range over six decades and everything from domestic politics to the worldwide struggle with Communism. He rescued conservatism from its troglodyte f̀riends' and liberal enemies and thereby made America's rejuvenation possible."--Robert H. Bork, Distinguished Fellow at the Hudson Institute" ""William F. Buckley Jr., like H.L. Mencken and George Orwell, needs an anthology to put his work in focus. You will thank Linda Bridges and Roger Kimball for collecting these high points of an Alpine career. And you will thank WFB for his fifty-plus years of combat, fun, passion, and appreciation--a labor of love, for his craft, his country, and his God."--Richard Brookhiser, author of Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement" "For much of the postwar period, William F. Buckley Jr. was the leading figure in the conservative movement in America. The magazine he founded in 1955, National Review, brought together writers representing every strand of conservative thought, and refined those ideas over the decades that followed. Buckley's own writings were a significant part of this development. He was not a theoretician but, in the highest sense of the term, a popularizer, someone who could bring conservative ideas to a vast audience through dazzling writing and lively wit." "Culled from millions of published words spanning nearly sixty years, Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations offers Buckley's commentary on the American and international scenes, in areas ranging from Kremlinology to rock music. The subjects are widely varied, but there are common threads linking them all: a love for the Western tradition and its American manifestation; the belief that human beings thrive best in a free society; the conviction that such a society is worth defending at all costs; and an appreciation for the quirky individuality that free people inevitably develop."--Jacket
Counterpoints : twenty-five years of the New criterion on culture and the arts( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long march : how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America by Roger Kimball( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American cultural revolution of the 1960s was shaped by Beat authors like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and celebrated figures like Norman Mailer, Timothy Leary, Eldridge Cleaver and Susan Sontag. In this examination of the lives and works of these voices of the 1960s, Kimball conceives a series of cautionary tales, revealing how the revolutionary assaults on "the System" led to today's intellectually debased schools and colleges, morally chaotic sexual relations, and a degraded media and popular culture
Physics and politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society by Walter Bagehot( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great short masterpieces of nineteenth-century thought, Physics and Politics is in essence a brilliant essay in social psychology. It defines with grim humor the conditions of stability and social progress. "Physics," in Bagehot's book, refers to natural science; "politics" to social science. His vastly stimulating analysis was the first important effort to comprehend the implications of the new science (especially Darwinism) for the study of political affairs. In the process, Bagehot makes unforgettably clear the complex, often tragic relation between individual and collective happiness. Roger Kimball's introduction and notes place Bagehot's ideas in perspective for today's reader and evaluate the continuing usefulness of his observations."--Jacket
Art's prospect : the challenge of tradition in an age of celebrity by Roger Kimball( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series of essays written over the past twenty years, Roger Kimball, managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator, illuminates some of the chief spiritual itineraries of modern art. His wide range of subjects includes Vincent van Gogh, Clement Greenberg, the Barnes Foundation, Matthew Barney, Mark Rothko, and the Whitney Biennial, as well as the way in which Gilbert and George demonstrate the psychopathology of current cultural influences
Lengthened shadows : America and its institutions in the twenty-first century( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Leviathan : the state versus the individual in the 21st century( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ideas and policies that are percolating down from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill?increased government intervention, calls to?spread the wealth around," onerous regulations, and bailouts for all?are not new. We've been down this road before. We know where it leads. It is that forlorn byway that Friedrich von Hayek called the Road to Serfdom. The good news is we don't have to go down that road again. Resurrecting 18th-century style pamphleteering, Encounter Broadsides provide the intellectual ammunition for the battle over America's future. From the folly of Obamacar
Future tense : the lessons of culture in an age of upheaval by Roger Kimball( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are living in an age of unprecedented upheaval. The future of Western culture is uncertain. America's economic and political vitality are more fragile than ever. The preservation of tradition is far from guaranteed. Many have observed that we are living through a world historical moment of which Hegel spoke: a time when many of the traditional assumptions about the shape and future of culture are suddenly in play. As The New Criterion embarks on its fourth decade of publication, the magazine commemorates its commitment to the civilizing values of informed criticism wi
 
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The long march : how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America
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The long march : how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed AmericaLives of the mind : the use and abuse of intelligence from Hegel to WodehouseExperiments against reality : the fate of culture in the postmodern ageAgainst the grain : the new criterion on art and intellect at the end of the twentieth centuryThe betrayal of liberalism : how the disciples of freedom and equality helped foster the illiberal politics of coercion and controlThe future of the European pastArt's prospect : the challenge of tradition in an age of celebrityAgainst the idols of the age : edited with an introduction by Roger Kimball