Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ivy League Liberal Arts Education: Was $499, Now Free!

Okay, Woodrones, you really want to be smart? You really want a good education? Well, here's the link.

During his days as Harvard’s influential president, Charles W. Eliot made a frequent assertion: If you were to spend just 15 minutes a day reading the right books, a quantity that could fit on a five foot shelf, you could give yourself a proper liberal education. The publisher P. F. Collier and Son loved the idea and asked Eliot to assemble the right collection of works. The result was a 51-volume series published in 1909 called Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf. Later it would simply be called The Harvard Classics.
 This is very Gatsby-esque, by the way. Good luck.