Frederick Turner

Frederick Turner is Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of Apocalypse: An Epic Poem.

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  • Great Expectations
    May 1995

    Great Expectations

    In Defense of Elitism joins what is now a spate of books documenting the madness of contemporary "political correctness." It is an amusing, readable, and journalistic work, full of the most delightful anecdotes about the absurdities of our times, unusual in that it locates the problem in the cult of egalitarianism, fed by the self-esteem movement.

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  • March 1994

    The Third Side in the Culture War

    All great art leads beyond anything we have ever known, and this is as true now as it has ever been. It is culture communing with itself and generating a new spring, just like the flowers of Botticelli's painting pouring out of the mouth of April.

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  • Natural Technology
    August 1990

    Natural Technology

    If asked to state the goal of the environmental movement, a participant in it would probably say something like: "to promote a sustainable relationship between human beings and nature."

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  • Angels From the Time to Come
    April 1990

    Angels From the Time to Come

    Certain moments in a good story possess a quality that is logically very strange indeed, and that renders them often haunting and unforgettable.

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  • "The" Patriarchy
    April 1989

    "The" Patriarchy

    Many words current in our culture carry within them a whole buried world of political assumptions and psychological payoffs. Just to use these words is to submit yourself to a powerful attempt by the words' coiners or redefiners to shape reality and to impose a view of it that they consider advantageous to themselves.

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  • A New Logic of Human Studies
    December 1987

    A New Logic of Human Studies

    Consider the following paradoxes. A welfare system designed by well-meaning politicians guided by the advice of the wisest sociologists and economists available, costing billions of dollars, whose net effect is radically to increase the numbers of the poor, especially women and children, and to deepen their misery, incapacity, and despair.

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  • May 1987

    Rescuing Story From History

    By the end of the 18th century, the novel had already begun to replace the rich variety of narrative genres that preceded it. This is a familiar theme in the history of the arts in the modern period.

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