Monthly Archives: June 2011

Great Books Catch-up

I finally managed to complete last week’s readings early this morning. Here are some thoughts: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Chapter XVI: If this isn’t Hollywood action-flick material, I don’t know what is. Crusoe and Friday attack twenty-one cannibals in … Continue reading

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Great Books Marathoners Read About Marathon

The time has come for another Great Books Monday post. Unfortunately, preparing for an in-town move and work responsibilities have slowed me down this past week, and I need one more day to read Federalist #41 and to put Euclid … Continue reading

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First You Decorate Him, Then You Shoot Him

It’s Great Books Monday once again, and I’m ready to dig into another serving of some of the best books ever written. If you haven’t joined the party yet, why on earth not? Step up and let your mind expand. … Continue reading

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Proof That Not All Cultures Are Equal

Straight lines perpendicular to planes, birds carrying gems to poor people, cannibals, bridge building . . . you encounter all kinds of different things when you read the Great Books. I hope you’ve been following along because we’re closing in … Continue reading

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The Most Famous Footprint Ever

It’s another Great Books Monday here at the Western Tradition, where we are deep into several classics of Western civilization. Fortunately, I’ve managed to keep a couple of short works in the weekly reading lists for the more casual visitors … Continue reading

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