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Do We Need the Western Canon?
Aired 10/30/1997

The debate about what books to teach in our universities is as old as universities themselves. Is there a classic body of work, a canon that every student should learn? What authors and what books should be included?
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  Andrew Delbanco
    professor of humanities at Columbia University, author of The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil
  Harvey Flaumenhaft
    dean of St. Johns College, author of The Effective Republic
  Stanley Fish
    professor of English at Duke University, author of Professional Correctness

Originally Aired: 10/30/1997

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