What We Should Have Known: Two Discussions

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The second entry in the small books series, published in 2007. Eleven n+1 editors and contributors—Ilya Bernstein, Kate Bolick, Caleb Crain, Rebecca Curtis, Siddhartha Deb, Meghan Falvey, Keith Gessen, Mark Greif, Chad Harbach, Benjamin Kunkel, and Marco Roth—talk frankly about regrets they have (or don't have) about college—what they wish they had read or not read, listened to or not listened to, thought or not thought, been or not been.

"Charming. . . .Some hilarious, brilliant moments, particularly striking for those of us who've seriously questioned the utility of our liberal arts educations." —Utne 

"The combination of seriousness and playfulness here is inspiring. My only regret is that I did not read this pamphlet a long time ago." —Scott McLemee, InsideHigherEd.com

"I read What We Should Have Known in one sitting and loved it. It's funny. It's got references you might not know (the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess) but it's unpretentious. Caleb Crain compares reading Henry James to smoking crack." —Christopher Frizzelle, The Stranger 


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