Jacques Barzun, who saw Western culture in decline, dead at 104
October 26, 2012
Jacques Barzun, a noted American cultural critic, died at his home in Texas late on October 24, at the advanced aged of 104.
Barzun, who had a long and influential career as a historian and analyst of intellectual trends, remained active as a scholar well into his 90s. His last major book, From Dawn to Decadence, was an ambitious survey of Western cultural history, portraying a society that he saw in deep decline.