A Year in Review

We've had an outstanding year with our own little corner of the Great Conversation.

We launched our podcast Anchored at the end of summer in 2020. In the year and a half since, we’ve seen astonishing growth, and had delightful conversations with dozens of friends of the CLT, from professors to activists to students. Our top ten biggest hits from this year, and the books our guests recommended, were:

10. Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain on their book The Liberal Arts Tradition (March 11). Recommended reading: After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre.

9. Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire on their book The Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door (May 20). Recommended reading: The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois.

8. Dr. Jay Greene on the radical deviation of mainstream education (August 9). Recommended reading: Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts by William Fischel.

7. Zuby on progressive academia and the accessibility of education (July 8). Recommended reading: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.

6. Heather MacDonald on the bias fallacy (April 29). Recommended reading: Memoirs by Hector Berlioz.

5. Dr. Anika Prather and two of her students from Howard University on the meaning of the classics (March 4). Recommended reading: A Voice From the South by Anna Julia Cooper.

4. Glenn Loury on the barbarians at the gate (July 1). Recommended reading: Theory of Games and Economic Behavior by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern.

3. Lectures from the Higher Ed Summit, delivered by Dr. Robert George, Spencer Klavan, Elias Moo, Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, and more (November 11). Recommended reading: Antigone by Sophocles.

2. Hamza Yusuf on the “secret sauce” of western civilization (November 4). Recommended reading: the Quran.

1. Dr. Cornel West on learning how to die (January 20 and 28). Recommended reading: Phaedo by Plato, and many, many more!

All mankinde is of one Author, and is one volume; ... but Gods hand is in every translation; and his hand shall binde up all our scattered leaves againe, for that Librarie where every booke shall lie open to one another.

Honorable Mention: Grove City College podcast. Our recent conversation with Dr. Carl Trueman, Megan Basham, and Lee Wishing has been doing gangbusters with audiences as well. Check it out!

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