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The Great Ideas: A Syntopicon of Great Books of the Western World by Mortimer J. Adler

The Great Ideas A Syntopicon of Great Books of the Western World: I (Great Books of the Western World, #2) by Mortimer J. Adler My rating: 5 of 5 stars The 2-volume “Syntopicon” of Britannica’s Great Books of the Western … Continue reading

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The Great Conversation by Robert M. Hutchins

The Great Conversation: The Substance Of A Liberal Education by Robert Maynard Hutchins My rating: 5 of 5 stars This slim opening volume of the Britannica Great Books of the Western World contends that liberal education, an unquestioned necessity for … Continue reading

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reading just the right amount

“You read too much, my friend.” The gravelly, hoarse voice belonged to the diminutive proprietor of the cafe in Athens where I had indeed been hanging around a while, reading (possibly my first pass through James Joyce’s Ulysses). It was … Continue reading

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