Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

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I. The Silent Crisis

1. A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education, available online. A valuable counterreport is College Learning for the New Global Century, issued by the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), a group organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (Washington, DC, 2007), with whose recommendations I am largely in agreement (not surprisingly, in that I participated in drafting it).

2. I first explored these abilities in Citizens of the World: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997), a book concerned only with developments in higher education in the United States, and with just the required “general education” portion of higher education.

3. One valuable project that focuses on these ingredients in basic science education is Project Kaleidoscope,

4. On education and flourishing lives, see Harry Brighouse, On Education (New York: Routledge, 2006); the LEAP report (above, n. 1); and the related discussion of self-development in Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Ethics of Identity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005).

II. Education for Profit, Education for Democracy

1. This has been shown with particular clarity by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen in India: Development and Participation (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), and in the earlier edition, which has the title India: Social Development and Economic Opportunity (New York and


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