Tag Archives: George Washington

Goodbye, Alexander Hamilton

As we close in on the end of the first year of this Great Books reading program, I’m looking back over the list of works we’ve read and can’t help being impressed. That list will only grow, of course. I’ll … Continue reading

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Are We Naturally Savage Jerks?

With another week’s worth of reading from the Great Books logged, I’m wondering how anyone who has any degree of familiarity with this body of literature could possibly maintain that it’s irrelevant to life in the modern world. The themes … Continue reading

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America Needs a History Lesson

Quick, now: who was the greatest president in the history of the United States? When asked this question, nearly one-third of respondents in a new Gallup poll answered either Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton. I suppose both of these guys … Continue reading

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