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Peter Baehr: “Intelligent” Liberalism, The Affirmations and Antipathies of Rebecca West

Presented by Wellesley College at Clapp Library Lecture Room, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Jan 28 2020
Peter Baehr: “Intelligent” Liberalism, The Affirmations and Antipathies of Rebecca West

In this talk Peter Baehr describes Rebecca West’s distinctive brand of liberalism.

Over a life that spanned two centuries and seventy-one years of literary production, Rebecca West (1892-1983) was an author of remarkable versatility. Today she is most often recalled for her novels, short stories, literary criticism and autobiographically laced travelogues. But Rebecca West was also a political writer of astonishing verve: resourceful, combative and impelled by a strong sense of responsibility for the commonweal.

In this talk Peter Baehr describes Rebecca West’s distinctive

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