IN THE REVIEW

Where Do We Go From Here?

Continuities in Cultural Evolution

by Margaret Mead

The Future of Man

by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
It is evident that we are living in a cultural reformation: a harsh and perhaps disruptive movement in which we are all engaged. The fabric of western culture, its tangled skein of social habits, artifacts, and values, is being pulled apart and made over—by us. We have set going the …

A Dark Side of the Renaissance

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

by Frances A. Yates
Miss Frances Yates’s book is an important addition to our knowledge of Giordano Bruno. But it is even more important, I think, as a step toward understanding the unity of the sixteenth century, when the late Renaissance turned into the scientific revolution. The new scientists of that time were deeply …