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  • Well, no century is entirely decadent in which a thinker, writer and teacher such as Jacques Barzun could appear -- and flourish.

    Jacques Barzun Turns 100

  • Well, no century is entirely decadent in which a thinker, writer and teacher such as Jacques Barzun could appear -- and flourish.

    Jacques Barzun Turns 100

  • In addition to Oates and Roth, the people receiving the National Humanities Medals are: Daniel Aaron, the scholar and a founder of the Library of America, who as a Harvard graduate assistant graded the papers of John F. Kennedy and Norman Mailer; Bernard Bailyn, the historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for history twice and in 1998 gave the Jefferson Lecture, the nation's prestigious humanities lecture; and Jacques Barzun, historian and cultural critic.

    White House to honor 19 with National Humanities Medal and National Medal for the Arts

  • In an effort to weigh these competing views of the city, then and now—ghost town or bustling, if overheated, metropolis—I contacted Kenneth T. Jackson , the Jacques Barzun professor of history at Columbia University and a former president of the New York Historical Society.

    Summers in Letters

  • Jacques Barzun's " Columbia University's ROTC Shame " op-ed March 10 on that exact point is heartwarming.

    He's Right on Columbia and ROTC

  • Also honored, but not able to be at the ceremony, were Daniel Aaron, the founding president of the Library of America and cultural historian Jacques Barzun.

    President Obama talks about the influence of art and words

  • Chosen for the humanities medals are Daniel Aaron, founding president of the Library of America; Bernard Bailyn, award-winning historian; Jacques Barzun, historian and cultural critic; poet and environmentalist Wendell E.

    White House names Medal of Arts and Humanities honorees

  • Jacques Barzun, the French-born, American cultural historian, once wrote that "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball."

    Our Fading National Pastime

  • Columbia, guided by luminaries like John Erskine, Mark Van Doren and Jacques Barzun, established a core curriculum shortly after World War I based upon the "great books" of Western Civilization.

    Where Columbia Beats Harvard

  • Jacques Barzun, the French-born, American cultural historian, once wrote that "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball."

    Our Fading National Pastime

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