Yesterday was my 4 0 t h b i r t h d a y.
Happy birthday. I get to put that one off for another
year (actually a year and two days: I turn 39 Wednesday).
I'm a fan of Adler too, which is why I made sure there
was a decent bio of him here after he died. But the primary
criticism of him--that his choice of books is outdated--is
entirely fair, I think. For example, I cannot imagine any
list of the greatest books in history without Dawkins "The
Selfish Gene", or Hofstadter's "Godel, Escher, Bach".