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Title:
The Dream of a Democratic Culture Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea
Author:
Lacy, Tim. author.
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9781137042620
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IX, 324 p. online resource.
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Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Abstract:
This book presents a moderately revisionist history of the great books idea anchored in the following movements and struggles: fighting anti-intellectualism, advocating for the liberal arts, distributing cultural capital, and promoting a public philosophy, anchored in mid-century liberalism, that fostered a shared civic culture.
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This book presents a moderately revisionist history of the great books idea anchored in the following movements and struggles: fighting anti-intellectualism, advocating for the liberal arts, distributing cultural capital, and promoting a public philosophy, anchored in mid-century liberalism, that fostered a shared civic culture.