The Use (Lessness) of the Liberal arts.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)
Todays challenge is to enlarge, by lengthening, the cultural memory of our society.
George F. Will
THE current received wisdom is that the liberal arts must give way to science and mathematics. Doing so will turn us from talkers into doers, from debaters into achievers.
It would be mistaken, then, to cite Robert Harris' defense of the liberal arts. After all, what has Shakespeare or Herodotus to do with making a living, or, better year, with amassing wealth?
According to Harris, a liberal arts only teaches you how to think.
"You will develop strength of mind and an ordered intellect. Exercising the mind in one area - whether …
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