Eric Adler

Eric Adler
Eric Adler is a professor of Classics at the University of Maryland. His latest book is Humanistic Letters: The Irving Babbitt -- Paul Elmer More Correspondence (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Recent Essays

A Humanist Manifesto of Our Times: A Review of The Soul of Civility

In her introduction, Hudson calls The Soul of Civility “a humanistic manifesto.” And she’s right: the book is steeped in humanism, in more ways than one. First, Hudson underscores the profound potential of humanistic texts, from a variety of human civilizations, to pinpoint the thorniest problems of human existence and to help readers contemplate how best to address them.

Liberal Learning for All: A Review of Rescuing Socrates

Montás deserves great credit for illuminating the perverse priorities of American higher education throughout Rescuing Socrates. It must be admitted, however, that the book suffers from occasional missteps. A fuller engagement with the history of the liberal arts than Montás musters would have enriched the book.