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June 26, 2009, 19 Comments

There are two book collections designed to give the average reader an in-depth liberal education: the Harvard Classics and the Great Books of the Western World. The volumes in the […]

Great Books in 60 Seconds: The Iliad

June 1, 2009, 3 Comments

“There is nothing alive more agonized than man / of all that breathe and crawl across the earth.” Overview of The Iliad Although little is known a ...

Introduction to the Great Books of the Western World

May 11, 2009, 5 Comments

The best way to understand the world you live in now is to read the Western canon. By reading these classic books, you’ll develop a deep understandi ...

Don’t Define Yourself by Your Schooling

March 17, 2009, 1 Comment

The first step on the road to self-education is accepting responsibility for your own learning. Unfortunately, too many people hide behind school in o ...