Monthly Archives: March 2013

Introductions to Xenophon and to Edmund Burke: An Unexpected Controversy

George Anastaplo I realized, as I prepared my February 17, 2013 Works of the Mind Lecture (at the Chicago Cultural Center) for the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults (The University of Chicago), that two different talks by me … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Edmund Burke of Ireland and Elsewhere

George Anastaplo I.             Edmund Burke is remembered as perhaps the most eloquent Parliamentary champion in the 1770’s of the cause of the American Colonists. Critical to their grievances was an apparent taxation of them by the British Parliament without … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Xenophon of Athens and Elsewhere

George Anastaplo I.             A teacher of mine –an exceptional Classical scholar – was inclined to dismiss Xenophon as “not of the first rank”. But he could acknowledge, upon further thought, that Xenophon did know horses. These assessments may have … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Times Literary Supplement

The Editors Times Literary Supplement 3 Thomas More Square London E98 lBS Dear Editors: George Steiner’s instructive review of Yvonne Sherratt’s Hitler’s Philosophers (“How private a Nazi?”, TLS, February 22, 2013, p. 5) recalls the disgraceful collaboration of distinguished German … Continue reading

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George Anastaplo, Distinguished Service Award

Daniel Shannon, Dean The Graham School of General Studies The University of Chicago This evening we introduce a new category of recognition for instructors who have made significant contributions to the School and the University beyond their superior teaching. The … Continue reading

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