Friday, January 20, 2017

Matthew Arnold

In addition to producing prose writings, of which "Culture and Anarchy" is perhaps the most famous example, Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) wrote poetry (e.g., the well-known "Dover Beach"), traveled around England as a school examiner, and served as a prototypical public intellectual.  He rebuts various other thinkers in the essays in "Culture and Anarchy."