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Jacques Barzun, who saw Western culture in decline, dead at 104

Catholic World News - 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.

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