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I certainly understand the value of knowing key ideas from different disciplines and building my own latticework, but I didn’t learn any of that in school, and I’d be starting from ground zero.

— Charlie Munger, quoted in Robert Hagstrom’s Investing: The Last Liberal Art.

I found out that with 150 well-chosen books a man possesses a complete analysis of all human knowledge, or at least all that is either useful or desirable to be acquainted with.

–Abbé Faria, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Literary Forge is a blog and discussion forum for discussing great books and great ideas. LF began in 2021 as a blog for my solo “Great Books Project.”

The blog is written by Tommy Collison, who lives in San Francisco and works at Lambda School.

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