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How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman

How the Scots Invented the Modern World, by Arthur Herman; Random, 2001, $25.95. Which critic of academia wrote (not in Quadrant) the following: “a sanctuary in which exploded systems and obsolete prejudices find shelter and protection after they have been hunted out of every other corner of the world”. And which neo-conservative cleric (no, not George Pell or one of the Jensen brothers) offered the following mocking sermon advice to his liberal colleagues: “1. All his subjects must be confined to social duties—as opposed to religious doctrines. “2. There must be no reference to an after-life. “3. His authorities must…

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