Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jacques Barzun has died.



Jacques Barzun, the distinguished historian, essayist, cultural gadfly and educator who helped establish the modern discipline of cultural history and came to see the West as sliding toward decadence, died Thursday night in San Antonio, where he lived. He was 104. 

 I'll miss him. he was one of a handful of people who profoundly influenced my view of history and the world. Godspeed. 

The obituary is here.