Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Fond Farewell to Herodotus

This week we will break the 3,000-page mark in our Great Books reading project. If you are new to this site, don’t let that number discourage you for a minute! Everyone starts from zero, and it’s not necessary to read … Continue reading

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Faust Was a Keynesian

I confess that there have been a few times since beginning this Great Books project that I’ve looked at my reading list for the week with trepidation, as a chore to be accomplished. This past week, though, I kept on … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Herodotus Over “300,” Thank You Very Much

Here are some of my observations from last week’s Great Books readings: Robinson Crusoe¬†by Daniel Defoe, Chapter XVII:Assuming that this wasn’t a “Mutiny on the Bounty,” I suppose we can say Crusoe did the right thing by helping the English … Continue reading

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Another Pathetic Apology

Once again, I find myself composing a Great Books Monday post without quite having finished the readings from the previous week. Our move is this week, and I must beg readers’ continuing patience. This time around, Herodotus is the culprit. … Continue reading

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