1 – Why Should We Read All Those Books?
2 – How Do We Stuff Stuff Into Our Heads?
3 – The Little Stinker
4 – What Are the Two Sides Fighting About?
5 – Does Someone Have To Be “In Charge”?
6 – What Is the Western Literature Platform?
7 – Should We Quarantine Our Kids?
8 – Really Old Guys: Ancients to the Middle Ages
9 – Just Old Guys: The Renaissance to Neo-Classicism
10 – Somewhat Old Guys: The American and French Revolutions
11 – Newer Old Guys: The Romantics to the Realists
12 – Newest Guys: The Naturalists to the Modernists
13 – Stuff You Need to Know to Teach This Stuff
14 – Now Let’s Apply All This to the Books We’ve Discussed
15 – Because It’s All About Me … What Do I Think?
Throughout The Eternal Argument many works of literature are discussed (but not necessarily recommended) and used as examples of what is happening or has happened on BOTH sides of the argument. Here is a partial list of books included:
A Christmas Carol by Dickens
The Red Badge of Courage by Crane
The Robe by Douglas
A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens
Wuthering Heights by Bronte
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain
The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger
Flowers for Algernon by Keyes
The Republic by Plato
Gulliver’s Travels by Swift
Frankenstein by Shelley
Animal Farm by Orwell