European ideas, modernist cultural revolution, western theology, Klee
Western civilization today is very technologically proficient but lacks the dynamic and creative ideas needed to launch a new cultural revolution. Bereft of a unique vision, our post-modern culture nostalgically borrows from the past, mining especially the gems of modernism. This exciting book by Norman F. Cantor, Professor of History, Sociology and Comparative History at New York University, is replete with such incisive observations. The work covers the whole gamut of twentieth century cultural history. Its core is a stimulating chapter on modernism which includes literature, theater, dance, drama, music, the visual arts, the social and behavioral sciences, history, theology, and the relationship between World War I and modernism.
"Book Review: The American Century: Varieties of Culture in Modern Times,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 34
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol34/iss2/7