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June 10, 2024

The Death of a Liberal Education

Filed under: daily — Lawrence Peterson @ 7:16 am
I had the opportunity last Saturday to ask a very smart humanities professor to make an argument for a liberal education. The best he could do was state that it was good as a hobby. I guess, in my old age, I tend to agree. Even in its hay-day, a liberal education was the pass-time of a financially independent and very small elite. Now that secondary education is a must, even to scratch out a living, it probably should focus on marketable skills. It is surprising that I was able to major in English as an undergraduate since I was as penny less as one could be.

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