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The Dream of a Democratic Culture

Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea

The Dream of a Democratic Culture by T. Lacy
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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.
Palgrave Macmillan US; November 2013
328 pages; ISBN 9781137042620
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Title: The Dream of a Democratic Culture
Author: T. Lacy
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