January 8th, 2006

[ tintin & capt haddock ]

cultural literacy

A recent entry by cathepsut (and the accompanying comments) related to historical subjectivity has reminded me about a book I found at the public library a few years ago -- Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch Jr. With a title like that I had high hopes for what the book might contain, but in the end I was pretty disappointed. To be honest I didn't even read more than two or three pages, so my judgment might be a little hasty, but what I saw wasn't very encouraging.

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