OGB Podcast #16: Brett McKay (Art of Manliness) on Dante’s Divine Comedy

OGB Podcast #16: Brett McKay (Art of Manliness) on Dante’s Divine Comedy

OGB Podcast #16: Brett McKay (Art of Manliness) on Dante's Divine Comedy By Katie King Overview  Ever wonder where your conception of hell comes from? You know, the fire and brimstone version? It’s probably less from Revelations and more from Dante’s Divine Comedy.  Our Reader-in-Chief Scott Hambrick talks all things Dante with Brett McKay, owner of [...]
In Defense of Bad Books

In Defense of Bad Books

Here at Online Great Books, we read books that are, well, great. The books have stood the test of time, are hefty enough to bear repeated readings, and make some contribution to the ongoing conversation that we humans have been having with ourselves ever since we learned how to commit our thoughts to the physical world in writing. But does all of our reading have to be weighty? Is there room for lightweight reading, for books that aren’t great, for books that aren’t important? Maybe even for books that are bad?