November 26, 2007

"Jonathan Sacks is right that we need a common culture, but wrong to think it should be based on a canon. Forcing young people to read the Bible won't foster a sense of belonging. Shared references must evolve more organically"
-Richard Jenkyns, Prospect Magazine, December 2007
 
 

November 14, 2007

The Daily Orange, an independent student newspaper published in Syracuse, New York, takes a look at Shimer College .

November 06, 2007

For the next month, New York Times' Reading Room bloggers will discuss the new translation of Tolstoy's War and Peace by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (Knopf). Mr. Pevear has a recent  essay int the NYT Book Review about the new translation.

November 02, 2007