Transcultural standards for aesthetics, morality, and truth should be our concern when reading and assessing literature, not the author’s ‘identity.’
Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well’ offers some excellent advice for drawing moral lessons from literature, but sometimes great art proves so ambiguous that drawing pat conclusions is difficult.
There are plenty of excellent, well-written books that haven’t made the canon and don’t feel like a chore to read. So in that spirit, here are a few great books.
It’s hard to know whether you’re winning or losing the latest round of the culture war if you have no idea what winning would look like.
In today’s dynamic, creative economy, a liberal arts education empowers students with the tools to be resourceful, practical, and adaptable in addressing challenges in many professions.
One of the great prejudices of our time is that direct information is king. But the great books offer another, more satisfying way to realize truth.
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