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A university, or a college education is expensive. There is nothing wrong with a “good” liberal arts education. I’m not talking about a philosophy department that features Angela Davis, or the latest new shiny platitudes.
As Lord Acton said: “Nothing is more irritating than the discovery of the pedigree of ideas.”
If you are interested in the pedigree of ideas, I recommend the Rev. F.C. Copleston’s series, The History of Philosophy. It was written for Catholic seminarians. It is more comprehensive than Will and Ariel Durant’s commentary on philosophy. The cost is about $180. Expensive, yes, but not as expensive as three or four years of college tuition.
If you want to understand the Ukrainians, I recommend The Harvest of Sorrow. Written by the late great Robert Conquest. If you want to understand the banal faceless statist, I recommend The Great Terror. Also written by Robert Conquest.
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