Cedar Brook Notes: As a product of Harvard’s undergraduate Social Studies program, I realized around 30 that I had been perfectly prepared to understand reality and act in western Europe between, say, 1860 and 1950. The problem was that I was trying to understand reality and act in America between 1980 and 2030. Question: what should the core theoretical curriculum beat of the social studies like major Aimed at helping people understand reality and act in the world as it will be in 2040? The answer I am currently playing with is: Keynes, Polanyi, Foucault as the core social theory curriculum. But I do not think I have it right.