Edward Levine, professor emeritus of social psychology at Loyola University of Chicago, was an academic and a truthteller, a combination increasingly hard to find in the modern university. His wide range of interests was reflected in his work, from his book The Irish and Irish Politicians: A Study of Social and Cultural Alienation (University of Notre Dame: 1966) to articles in popular and scholarly journals on such subjects as religious cults, grade inflation, and mental health. His greatest concern, however, was for the family and the threat posed to it by the legitimization and celebration of deviance. In one of his last articles, “Homosexuality and the Family” in the July 1988 Chronicles, Professor Levine warned that “the homosexuals’ drive to win moral legitimacy must attempt to render both arbitrary and unjust the religious values underpinning the worthiness of marriage, family, and child-rearing.” To modern academia, such a prospect is positively desirable, an essential part of clearing away the clutter of the past in order to get on with the important business of building the brave new world. We regret the loss of a courageous scholar who saw his role as the preservation, not the destruction, of the old standards. (MK)