Notes on Contributors
Richard J. Bishirijan, a member o the board o editorial advisors o Modern Age,
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received his Ph.D. from the University o Notre Dame in 1972, and taught at the
college and university level for eleven years. He was Acting Associate Director for
Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Information Service during
the first Reagan Administration and is now active in business in Central Europe.
“Hegel and Classical Philosophy” is part of a work in progress entitled Idealist
Humanism and the Rejection of Man.
G. Daniel Harden is Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Founda-
tions at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. He was a public school admin-
istrator in Minnesota and Kansas for seventeen years. For ten years he and his wife,
Mary, owned The Clyde Republican and The Jamestown Settler, small-town weekly
newspapers in Kansas. He has written widely on educational issues and is a Senior
Editor of Educational Considerations, a journal published at Kansas State Univer-
sity in Manhattan, Kansas.
On August 26, 1992, Milton Hindus celebrated his seventy-sixth birthday, and on
August 30 he celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his marriage. He was born in
New York City (borough o Bronx) in 1916, lived much o his life up to the time of
his marriage in a house belonging to his grandparents, and went to college in
Manhattan. Hindus received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the City
College o New York (now City College) and did additional graduate work at
Columbia and The University o Chicago. His first regular teaching appointment
was to an assistant professorship in humanities in The College of The University
o Chicago. From there, in 1948, he went to Massachusetts to become a member
of the founding faculty of Brandeis University. He taught for thirty-three years and
retired as the Edytha Macy Gross Professor o Humanities. In 1986, he was awarded
an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University.
Richard B. Houey, a Harvard Ph.D. in English, has been a university teacher for four
decades. He has published two scholarly books and numerous articles on
literature and on education.
The twentyeighth and twenty-ninth o Russell Kirk’s books have been published very
recently: America’s British Culture (Transaction) and The Politics of Prudence
(Intercollegiate Studies Institute). Dr. Kirk was Michigan chairman of Patrick
Buchanan’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Gerhart Niemeyer, a one-time hardened atheist, followed divine Grace and, in 1943,
embraced the Christian faith; a year later he was confirmed in the Episcopal
Church. Eventually, he was ordained a deacon (at the age of 66), a priest (at the
age o 73), and made a canon (at the age of 80). Rather than exist in a country ruled
by Hitler, he left Germany for Spain, and later he came to the United States. He was
called to the University of Notre Dame to help fill the place left vacant by the death
of Waldemar Gurian. In this and other educational institutions, and for a period o f
thirty-seven years, he taught courses that stressed the difference between philoso-
phy and ideology.
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John W. Osborne is Professor of History at Rutgers University, Newark campus. He
has published several books on various topics o modern British history. He also
has published articles about the novelists Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh and
about the topic o Toryism.
Bradley C. S. Watson is a Canadian lawyer presently residing in California. He holds
a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of British Columbia,
a law degree from Queen’s University, and an M.A. in political philosophy from the
Claremont Graduate School, at which institution he is currently working on a Ph.D.
in the same field.
The reviews and comments are contributed by: Owen Jones, an Episcopal priest and
director of the Rose Hill House of Studies in Aiken, South Carolina;MerrillMatthews,
Jr., Director, Center for Health Policy Studies, National Center for Policy Analysis,
Dallas, Texas; Paul Gottfried, Professor of History, Elizabethtown College,
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Theodore Pappas, Managing Editor of Chronicles:A
Magazine o f American Culture; Ewa M. Thompson, Professor of Slavic Studies at
Rice University and whose most recent book is The Search for Self-Definition in
Russian Literature (Rice University Press, 1991).
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