More than Obligation

  title={More than Obligation},
  author={George Klosko},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  pages={536 - 538}
  • G. Klosko
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Art
  • The Review of Politics
because they reject the deferential pose of postmodernism and endorse the old code of romantic utopianism (p. 140). The reader will have to wink at many of the reputed facts of Rorty's account of America's legacy of the Left to appreciate fully what he hopes to accomplish in Achieving Our Country. Walt Whitman, for example, is far less secular, if by secular we mean antireligious, in later poetry after the assassination of Lincoln; "Passage to India" and "Chanting the Square Deific" come to…