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By James Schall

"James V. Schall has written a delightfully peculiar ebook approximately books, simply because he believes that (1) to be knowledgeable is to confront the nice questions about what's; that (2) many sleek scholars, in or out of college, by no means learn how to bring up, less solution, the good questions, hence are uneducated within the private experience; and that (3) nice books, earlier and current, which strive against deeply but non-technically with those questions instead of passively mirroring pop culture with its myopia and prejudices, can fill this vacuum for a person, in or out of faculty. It comprises strangely sane reflections on schooling, strangely reflective reports of books, and strangely discriminating booklists. simply the e-book i've got desired to provide my scholars for years."
— Peter Kreeft, Boston collage

"For years i've got intended to put in writing this sort of booklet as one other kind of studying, suggesting how the emerging iteration may perhaps collect a few degree of knowledge regardless of the highbrow vices or indifferences of the Academy; yet i'm satisfied that Schall has forestalled me. it's filled with a lot useful wisdom."
— Russell Kirk, writer, The Conservative brain

"Few lecturers can fit Fr. Schall at conveying a feeling of the lifetime of the brain, few could have the audacity to write down approximately `what a scholar owes his teacher', or the attraction to hold it off, or the knowledge to make it memorable. He by no means forgets that `to study' is a transitive verb, and that its item is truth."
— Joseph Sobran, Editor, nationwide evaluate

"This is a publication should you wish to learn and to think--about final questions of life and essence, `about time and studying, approximately humor and wonder'. it really is chock-full of principles approximately cause, religion, doubt, fact, evil and good."
— John H. Bunzel, Hoover establishment, Stanford collage

"Fr. Schall's observations concerning the American scene usually and schooling specifically are, as ordinary, clever and perceptive. He cuts opposed to the grain in just the locations the place this has to be done."
— Dr. James Hitchcock, St. Louis University

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