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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Who needs the Great Books?

'A personal and political history of Directed Studies—Yale’s boot camp for freshmen who dare, by Molly Worthen, at the Yale Alumni Magazine.

"Directed Studies could have encouraged us to slide into self-indulgent pseudo-philosophy—we had enough of that in late-night hang-outs in the common room, thank you—were it not for the discipline of weekly papers based on close readings of difficult books."


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