These are just a couple lists I found on Amazon which feature GKC not as a great Catholic writer, but as a representative of the Great Books of Western Civilization. This is a category which everyone understands the generals, but argues about the particulars. I was looking on Amazon for another reason and just stumbled into this. It does seem that outside of the homeschooled even the idea of Great Books has been totally lost. This isnt snobbery or anything, but how miserable it would be to go through life without having these wonderful thoughts and ideas in your head.
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