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Monday, August 17, 2015

In defense of the Western canon

Patricia Hagen reviews Dead White Guys, by Matt Burriesci, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"Matt Burriesci wrote the book as letters to his daughter Violet, or more precisely to the 18-year-old self she will be in 2028, in order to defend, explain and pass along his love for the great books of Western culture — works by Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, St. Augustine, Locke, Machiavelli, Marx, Jesus [sic] — authors he believes his daughter is unlikely to encounter in 21st-century schools."

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