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A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.

Irving Babbitt

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Babbitt's Literature and the American College (1908) caused a stir but it was assembled from writings already circulated. Blackmur Oscar Cargill Ernest Hemingway Harold Laski Sinclair Lewis H. Then he took a master's degree at Harvard including Sanskrit.

Irving Babbitt (August 2 1865 – July 15 1933) was an American academic and literary critic noted for his founding role in a movement that became known as the New Humanism a significant influence on literary discussion and conservative thought in the period between 1910 to 1930. He was an advocate of classical humanism but also offered an ecumenical defense of religion.

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