During his days as Harvard’s influential president, Charles W. Eliot made a frequent assertion: If you were to spend just 15 minutes a day reading the right books, a quantity that could fit on a five foot shelf, you could give yourself a proper liberal education. The publisher P. F. Collier and Son loved the idea and asked Eliot to assemble the right collection of works. The result was a 51-volume series published in 1909 called Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf. Later it would simply be called The Harvard Classics.
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“To teach our kids how to run our country, before they are called upon to run our country… if we don’t, someone else will run our country.” Richard Dreyfuss
The Dreyfuss Initiative – A Bold Vision
In the Fall (2010) the Dreyfuss Initiative will spearhead “It’s Time for a Talk–The National Conversation” intended to link a purposeful diverse variety of websites representing disparate political opinions and a wide range of social sectors to foster a discussion related to the future of America.
September 17 is National Constitution Day
Democracy as a Dickensian Tale
The Dreyfuss Initiative will create a broadcast special that will explore and educate its audience in a unique and entertaining way. This special will bring together great historians, comics, thinkers, artists and stars in a Dickensian style narrative: think of Democracy as David Copperfield: a perilous birth, a scorned childhood, held in contempt and ridicule, a surprising victory, and carrying within it the seeds of its own destruction.
Astronomers are always saying “Don’t look directly at the sun or you’ll burn your eyeballs to a crisp.” Take the lesson; you can learn more by looking slightly away.
A Board game based on the notion that the British were too smart to lose the colonies so quickly, and Representation in Parliament was a given. What does that world look like?
Lee wins the battle of Gettysburg? The board game? What does that world look like?
“The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.” ~ Walt Whitman