Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rush Limbaugh Needs a Dose of the Western Tradition

It seems that Rush Limbaugh has gone and made a bit of a fool of himself. On reading the preceding statement, some of you may be outraged, whereas others may be thinking, “So what else is new?” Once upon a … Continue reading

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Moderns Hate Aristotle

Reading the Great Books won’t burn off the turkey you ate last week, but it ought to. This week we pass 1,500 pages in Imaginative Literature and 1,300 pages in Philosophy and Theology; that is some hard work, let me … Continue reading

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Introducing Research on Religion

It has been quite some time since I’ve added any recommended links to the sidebar, but I’d like to change that today by adding the Research on Religion podcast. I started listening to this weekly podcast almost a year ago, … Continue reading

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Call Me Ishmael

This week our Great Books reading program will pass the 5,000-page mark. That calls for a celebration! I hereby give you permission to take this Thursday off from work if you’re in the United States. Here are the readings for … Continue reading

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Shylock is a Meanie

On this Great Books Monday, gird up your loins, for we are about to embark on a quest for the Great White Whale. Here are the readings for the upcoming week: Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Ch. 1-15  (GBWW Vol. … Continue reading

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On Being Inspired By History

Earlier this week, an article titled “Should a Man Be Inspired by History?” ran at the Art of Manliness site. I thought the author could have been a little more forceful in his defense of the value of deriving moral … Continue reading

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John Locke’s “Letter Concerning Toleration”: Begging the Question?

I promised in yesterday’s Great Books Monday post that I would make a separate post dealing with Locke’s “Letter Concerning Toleration.” I’d like to get other people’s feedback on this piece because I’m still sorting through my own thoughts; last … Continue reading

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Stephanie Meyer Ripped Edward Cullen Off from George Eliot

On this Great Books Monday, I’m happy to announce that we’re about to pass another milestone: 1,000 pages of science and mathematics readings. I’m particularly excited about this number, even though it is the genre from which we’ve read the … Continue reading

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