Monthly Archives: March 2011

How Reading the Great Books Can Help You Win $10,000

Any doubts about the “practicality” of my plan to read through the Great Books in seven years were laid to rest forever last night when it played an important role in winning $10,000 for my university. I was part of … Continue reading

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Are We Naturally Savage Jerks?

With another week’s worth of reading from the Great Books logged, I’m wondering how anyone who has any degree of familiarity with this body of literature could possibly maintain that it’s irrelevant to life in the modern world. The themes … Continue reading

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Drinking the Hemlock

It’s Great Books Monday here at the Western Tradition, and the top hits of Western Civilization just keep on coming. If you have done all the readings since we began in January, you have logged over 1,000 pages by this … Continue reading

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On Stupid Companions and Murdering Governments

I’m a bit tardy getting the post up today since I was fighting off a fever last night, so apologies to any of you who have been champing at the bit. Here are the selections for the upcoming week: The … Continue reading

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“Please Don’t Read This”

It’s Great Books Monday, and I want to thank everyone who has encouraged me or otherwise given me feedback on this project. We are still in the early stages of this reading plan, and I want to emphasize again that … Continue reading

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