Essential Knowledge

This is an ongoing series of posts that are the result of a discussion about books and essential reading lists. Instead of generating a book list, these posts are about the topics, concepts and skills that modern educated person should know. Given the age in which we live, books are no longer the only source of knowledge so podcasts, blog posts and other internet resources are included in the source material linked in these posts.

Essential Knowledge: Part I

Essential Knowledge: Part II

Essential Knowledge: Part III

Essential Knowledge: IV

Essential Knowledge: Part V

Essential Knowledge: Part VI

Essential Knowledge: Part VII

Essential Knowledge: Part VIII

Essential Knowledge: Part IX

Essential Knowledge: Part X

12 thoughts on “Essential Knowledge

  1. Hi Zman, I notice that the last item on this list reads “11 THOUGHTS ON “ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE” will that be a link/further reading too?

  2. “Alistar Cooke’s America” is the America that many Boomers were taught in school.
    The video documentary is worth the effort to watch 🙂

    • I think the Bible is essential reading….i dont like the modern versions…too many different versions and translations that make it almost useless….the closer you get to the original language it was written in the better.

    • We live in a self-absorbed ‘I know it all’ culture. Leaning on wisdom of the ancients has been shunned for so long most people are not even aware of their ignorance or even the need of relief from themselves. Sad.


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