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A Puritan Henry Adams

Cotton Mother: The Young Life of the Lord's Remembrancer, 1663—1703. By David Levin. Harvard. $16.50. Cotton Mather, like many famous men, has more than one life in historical memory. There is, first, the Mather of popular imagination, a sanctim [...]

Virtues Abandoned, Values Adrift

After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. By Alasdair Maclntyre. Notre Dame. $15.95. After Virtue is at once a brilliant, critical history of moral philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the present; an incisive condemnation of modern Western culture [...]