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Jacques Barzun

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Jacques Martin Barzun (1907–) is a French-born American historian of ideas and culture. He attended Columbia University and later taught there. For years, he and literary critic Lionel Trilling, ran Columbia's famous Great Books course. Jacques Barzun has continued to write on education and cultural history since retiring from Columbia. At 84 years of age, he began writing his 800-page From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present.

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Nock's Theory of Education

EducationMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurship

12/01/2009Mises Daily Articles
The paradox is that if Nock had but known it, Columbia College in his day was the nearest approximation to the ideal set forth in his lectures.
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