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Friendship and the Intellectual

Over the past week or so, some of the most respected intellectual historians working today gave us wonderful  remembrances of Henry May and Eugene Genovese.  Through these brief portraits we get a sense of the significance of May and Genovese to their profession, their fields, and to the craft of writing.  We also heard about the way friendship played a role in making these academic stars truly great people.   May and Genovese were more, far more, than merely their published works. Recently, I spent a day looking through the papers of Richard John Neuhaus, a Catholic priest, editor and founder Read more