Posted by Joseph Knippenberg
Katie Newmark calls our attention to David Brookss column of college advice (scroll down a bit to find it), which I didnt see since its behind the TimesSelect firewall.
Id add Tocqueville, The Federalist, and Lincoln to the list of must-reads, but endorse, with varying degrees of enthusiasm all his advice. What think you, gentle readers?
Id add John Stuart Mills "On Liberty" as well as Thomas Paines "Age of Reason".
Wwhere can I find Tocquevilles, books online, any ideas?
This works, though it provides access to a dated translation. There is a better, more manly (and womanly), translation available.
To those mentioned so far, I would also add Plutarchs "Lives".
I second R. Goodsons suggestion. If moral education requires continual exposure to greatness, Plutarch sets the standard.
After reading the introduction to Mansfields "Manliness," let me promote Homers "Odyssey" for the manliness of Telemachos and Odysseus as well Socrates "Apology." Moreover, William Allens George Washington collection published by Liberty Fund is a great lens into the career and thought of our virtuous Founding Father.
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