Top 10 books to read on culture!

Again this is a post from one of my favorite bloggers, who works at one of my favorite publishers!

Ken Myers’s Mars Hill Audio is one of the best resources for intelligent conversation about books and culture. Here are ten books he recommends for a better understanding of culture:

Five “Thinner” Books

1. C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man (1943)
2. Wendell Berry, Life Is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition (2000)
3. Colin Gunton, Enlightenment and Alienation: An Essay Towards a Trinitarian Theology (1985)
4. George Parkin Grant, English-Speaking Justice (1985)
5. Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences (1948)

Five “Thicker” Books

6. John McWhorter, Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care (2003)
7. Jacques Barzun, The Use and Abuse of Art (1974)
8. David Thomson, The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood (2004)
9. Julian Johnson, Who Needs Classical Music? Cultural Choice and Musical Value (2002)
10. Langdon Winner, Autonomous Technology: Technics-out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought (1977)

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