Jacques Barzun

Jacques Barzun  (1907–2012) was a historian of ideas and culture and the author or editor of more than 40 books, including From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present (2000). He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003.

Present-Day Thoughts on the Quality of Life (1969)

Jacques Barzun delivered this lecture half a century ago

by Jacques Barzun | Monday, March 04, 2019

Findings: Meditations on the Literature of Spying

From the Spring 1965 issue of The Scholar

by Jacques Barzun | Saturday, December 01, 2007

To the Rescue of Romanticism

From the Spring 1940 issue of The Scholar

by Jacques Barzun | Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Cradle of Modernism

From the Autumn 1990 issue of The Scholar

by Jacques Barzun | Saturday, December 01, 2007