In a cage-match between nihilism and Niebuhr, who would you bet on?
Niebuhr “played by the rules” by affirming American exceptionalism, and writing about American innocence.
Reader of Thomas Merton and that bunch (and indeed Niebuhr--look at how Obama apparently immersed himself in Niebuhr).
After reaching Udden, which Niebuhr found to be a town of only three hundred houses, the hill-country became more thickly settled.
The diligence of Niebuhr, though often impeded by illness, was immense.
Niebuhr was foolish enough to die of the Three Days of July, 1830, being a staunch conservative.
Niebuhr, the historian, was distinguished for his energy and success as a man of business.
The several statements of Pollux, Niebuhr and Grote are true in a certain sense, but not absolutely so.
Niebuhr always spoke of his wife as a fellow-worker with him in this sense.
The historian Niebuhr, when he was the Russian ambassador, occupied it as his home.