Tag Archives: John Erskine

On Being Intelligent and Stuff

It’s Great Books Monday here at the Western Tradition. Here are the readings for the coming week: “Of Truth” by Francis Bacon (Vol. 10, pp. 346-347) “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain (Vol. 2, pp. 346-386) The English … Continue reading

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Ready to Start Reading the Great Books?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read the following selections from the Gateway to the Great Books series (and the internet) this week: “The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent” by John Erskine (Vol. 10, pp. 5-13) … Continue reading

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