VIDEO: Right Ideas: A Discussion of Irving Babbitt

A Right Ideas Interview with Luke Foster

National Association of Scholars

Irving Babbitt (1864-1933) was an American scholar and cultural critic. Founder of the “New Humanism” movement, and teacher of such figures as T.S. Eliot, Babbitt has long been regarded as an important influence on American conservatism. Our webinar will explore Babbitt’s thought and continued relevance.

This event features Luke Foster, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Notre Dame University’s Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government. Foster received his doctorate from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, where he wrote a dissertation entitled “Excellence for the Democratic Age: Liberal Education and the Mixed Regime.”


Photo by Unknown author - The Book of the Class of 1914, Radcliffe College, June 1914, page 8, Public Domain

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