Samuel Hux, Rest in Peace

Long-time NER contributing editor and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at York College CUNY, Samuel Hux has died.

Professor Hux taught in the English Department at CUNY before switching mid-career to the Department of History and Philosophy—which journey was only appropriate since he has functioned as a literary critic, philosopher, and intellectual historian, when not writing familiar essays and the occasional brief memoir hiding within a “think piece.”  He is happy to have avoided academic specialist journals (after all, what would his “specialty” be?) preferring to reach the general educated reader in cultural reviews like New English Review—as well as The Antioch ReviewCommentary, Commonweal, Dissent, Modern Age, New Criterion, New Oxford Review, The New Republic, Saturday Review, and others.  A native Tarheel, he graduated from and often daydreams of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—but judges that his education would have been the poorer had he not attended Benning’s School for Boys, officially known as The Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is the author of Neither Trumpets nor Violins with Kenneth Francis and Theodore Dalrymple (2022).

Farewell, dear friend, until we meet again on that distant shore.