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Battle Of The Books

May 2024
1min read

Recently there have been harsh confrontations on college campuses across the country about just exactly what makes up our proper heritage. Programs that study the great works of the Western tradition have come under attack as being myopic, limited, even racist. This new ferment is actually middle-aged now, and Benjamin McArthur takes us back to its first skirmishes over fifty years ago on the University of Chicago campus, where Robert Hutchins and Mortimer Adler gave birth to the Great Books movement.

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