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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 […]

Ivy League Education at Home Part 4: Literature

May 27, 2009, 2 Comments

Reading great literature can expand your world and give you insight into the human condition. No course of self-education is complete without the grea ...

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 ...

10 Ways Reading the Great Books Can Improve Your Life

March 4, 2009, 15 Comments

The Master Course in Personal Development May Already Be Sitting On Your Shelf Reading the great books takes a lot of effort. Studying masterpieces su ...

  • How to Really Own Your Books
    February 26, 2009, 3 Comments

    If you just skim through your books without writing in the margins or highlighting the passages, chances are you aren’t fully engaged in the material. I recently read an inspiring […]