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Volume 6: Hinge Of Generations (1953)

Of the original lecture series, only 14 partial or full-hour lectures have survived.

Wherever you have man, he is in this same strange quandary, that he must continue what others have done before him, and he must begin something that others must continue after him. Therefore, to convey conviction and to inherit conviction is the essence of your fruitful living.  (November 10, 1953)

Another title for this series was “Fathers and Sons.” It addresses history as a social process that bridges generations. Rosenstock-Huessy uses biographical examples from American history to illustrate his points, with emphasis on Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, John Quincy Adams, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Henry James, Sr., William James, and Henry Adams.