Monthly Archives: September 2013

All Academic Labor Is Unproductive

This week in the Great Books Project, we’re temporarily going off script again, this time to pick up one of the “original” Great Books. See below for more details. Here are the readings for the coming week: Tom Jones by … Continue reading

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Internet, Meet Cultural Illiteracy

I think I can identify with Jonathan Swift to some extent now. More than two years ago, my blog post titled “The Cult of Childlessness in America” defended people who choose to have more than two children and criticized the … Continue reading

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“Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race”

I forgot to mention it last week, but we’ve just passed 4,500 pages in Imaginative Literature in the Great Books Project. Not too shabby. Here are the readings for the coming week: Othello by William Shakespeare (GBWW Vol. 25, pp. … Continue reading

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Trepanning in Ancient Greece

This week in the Great Books Project we will wrap both Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations. With patience and perseverance, these books continue to move over to the “have read” column. Here are the readings for the coming … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Opera Singers Are Prostitutes

This week in the Great Books Project we’ll pass the 15,000-page mark. If that’s not enough of an introduction to this post, I don’t know what would be. Here are the readings for the coming week: The Canterbury Tales by … Continue reading

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