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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 ...

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 ...

The 80/20 Rule of Reading

May 21, 2009, 5 Comments

Last month I created a new rule for myself: the 80/20 Rule of Reading. Now, 80% of my reading time is to be spent on books with only 20% left [&hellip ...

  • Project: Start a Commonplace Book
    May 15, 2009, 11 Comments

    Creating a commonplace book can help you keep track of your educational journey. It’s a place to record favorite quotes from the books you read, ideas you have, and questions […]