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Do Great Books Make Us Better? ~ The Imaginative Conservative

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If books could make us better on their own, then we could read our way to perfect virtue.

Do Great Books make us better? This question goes to the heart of what we do at Wyoming Catholic College. In an essay for The New Yorker early in December, the professor and writer Louis Menand reviews two books about the value of a Great Books education, and he ends on a sour note: “I teach a great-books course now. I like my job, and I think I understand many things that are important to me much…

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