Great Books 101:
Great Books 407: The Age of Ambiguity
This is the last in the chronological sequence of GBK courses, bringing us into the twentieth century. Although it presents us with the chronological period closest to our own, it will still require an effort of the imagination to put ourselves in that era as we read. In many ways the changes that occurred in the last hundred and fifty years challenge or revise much of what was considered “great.” However, the questions about human suffering and human longing have not changed. A sustained effort to engage the ideas will help us more clearly understand our current cultural crises and dilemmas.