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If you were intrigued about our features on volume 82 about Philip Rieff and would like to know more about his ideas before committing to reading him, a pithy summary of Rieff's views by critic George Scialabba appeared in a recent issue of the Boston Review. . . .
R. R. Reno Recognizes Philip Rieff's Work
Professor and MARS HILL AUDIO guest R. R. Reno describes why the late Philip Rieff is one of the most important social theorists and cultural critics of the modern era. In "Philip Rieff's Charisma," published on the First Things blog, he attends to one of the sociologist's later works, Charisma. . . .
We had planned on doing some interviews soon about the work of sociologist and cultural theorist Philip Rieff, plans which became more appropriate with Rieff's death in early July. Prior to his death (he was 83 and had been ailing for some time), our interest was sparked by two publishing "events." . . .
| ||Wilfred McClay, on how Philip Rieff's brilliant critique of modern disorder kept him from realizing a way out of our dilemma (MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, Sept./Oct. 2006) MHT-82.1.3|
Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, on Tom Wolfe and Philip Rieff's diagnosis of cultural disorder (MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, Sept./Oct. 2006) MHT-82.1.2
Stephen Gardner, on how modern culture weakens religion and establishes a new definition of the public (MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, Sept./Oct. 2006) MHT-82.1.1