The Dream of a Democratic Culture

Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea
Author(s): 
Lacy, Tim
ISBN: 
9780230337466
Date published: 
November 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

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.