Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

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II
Education for Profit,
Education for Democracy

We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more
perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defence, promote the general Wel-
fare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our
Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the
United States of America.

—Preamble, Constitution of the United States, 1787

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to …
secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity
and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the
unity and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of
November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO
OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

—Preamble, Constitution of India, 1949

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • I: The Silent Crisis 1
  • II: Education for Profit, Education for Democracy 13
  • III: Educating Citizens 27
  • IV: Socratic Pedagogy 47
  • V: Citizens of the World 79
  • VI: Cultivating Imagination 95
  • VII: Democratic Education on the Ropes 121
  • Notes 145
  • Index 153
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