A Student of History

October 16, 2007

A broad, intense, and solid liberal arts education

Filed under: The Academy — John Maass @ 6:31 am

Mr. Thomas Reeves’ most recent column is a good one, on HNN.

In it, he reiterates the crucial need for “a broad, intense, and solid liberal arts education offered in an atmosphere in which a wide range of substantial ideas and facts are studied and weighed carefully, and where morality is understood to be something more than what feels good. Such colleges and such students are the hope for the future of the intellectual and moral life of this country.”

Unfortunately, that isn’t what most folks are getting at “football factories and open admission campuses for job training and fun.”   

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