The Dream of a Democratic Culture

Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea

  • Authors
  • Tim Lacy

About this book


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.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34094-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-04262-0
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