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A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books

Alex Beam

Today the classics of the western canon, written by the proverbial dead white men, are cannon fodder in the culture wars. But in the 1950s and 1960s, they were a pop culture phenomenon. The Great Books of Western Civilization, fifty-four volumes chosen... (read more)


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