Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Party Where Everyone Dies Is No Fun

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! What better way to spend a portion of your day off work than to read part of one of the great works of Western Civilization? Here are the readings for the upcoming week: Robinson Crusoe … Continue reading

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Exposing the Grandchild Didn’t Work for Astyages, Either

It’s Great Books Monday here at the Western Tradition, and this past week has been the first where we were in five long works simultaneously . . . probably not the best moment for a newcomer to jump in. However, … Continue reading

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Sing Psalms When You’re Shipwrecked

We’re back to normal with a real Great Books Monday post. Those of you in education are probably entering or nearing the beginning of your summer break. If you are foolish like me, you’ve loaded yourself up with numerous projects … Continue reading

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Et tu, Brute?

[Apologies for not reposting in a timely manner from The Western Tradition. I’m ten days late!] The best laid plans go awry when your modem breaks in the Information Age. The technician just left my house, and all seems well … Continue reading

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Catalogue Page Added

I’ve just added a new page to the site cataloging all of the works we’ve read as part of this project thus far. I’ll keep it updated as the list grows, but it’s already pretty substantial. After all, we’ve gone … Continue reading

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Smackdown 2011: Theseus vs. Romulus

It’s Great Books Monday, and I want to reiterate how immersion in the Western tradition helps you see and interact with the world in a richer and more meaningful way. If you read the “Tornadoes and Tolstoy” post last week, … Continue reading

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