Category Archives: Arnold (Matthew)

Arnold’s Benign/Reactionary Legacy

Matthew Arnold’s influence on how we view literature has a benign and a reactionary strain, both of which can be seen in current discussions about the value of literature.

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Liberal Arts–Only for Elites?

Frank Bruni and Fareed Azkaria may be guilty of Matthew Arnold-type class superiority as they argue that a liberal arts education is useful for power elites.

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Ignorant Armies Clash by Night

Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” has some sentiments which apply to the National Football League.

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The End of the World As We Know It?

A number of poets have written poems about the apocalypse. But it’s always figurative, never literal.

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