20 April

The National Great Books Curriculum Academic Community bases its resources and recommendations on the Great Books of the Western World series co-edited by Mortimer Adler and Robert Hutchins. Of most interest to this project is the essay, 'A Brief History of the Great Books Idea', by Tim Lacy. Similar to the W B Carnochan essay, it takes the reader farther into the Twentieth Century, especially Charles W Eliot's Harvard Classics series, Adler's work, and the pioneering "great books" curricula at Columbia, St. John's, and the University of Chicago.