1/01/2020

Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019): The Historian of Moral Revolution

"When thinking of potential introducers and endorsers for my first named edited volume, Lord Acton: Historical and Moral Essays, she was the first to come to mind. Himmelfarb’s biography had been an inspiration for the project from the beginning. She kindly offered her endorsement:
A new volume of essays by Lord Acton is more welcome than ever. In the present state of cultural and social disarray, his reflections on history and modernity are as perceptive and prescient today as they were over a century ago.
She also paid me one of the greatest compliments I have ever received when she graciously declined to write the forward saying:
Thank you for asking me to contribute to it. But your fine introduction would make any foreword by me redundant."
- 'Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019): The Historian of Moral Revolution'