Friday, April 28, 2017

Yes, But First They Must Be Destroyed

Can the Liberal Arts Be Saved?

Actually, they've already been all-but-destroyed after the gradual take-over of the disciplines by neo-Marxists who think that everything is political and that the chief feature of the humanities is to identify victims of...well...whomever is this week's Emmanuel Goldstein.

Once the current iteration of the liberal arts is gone, those of us who remember the power, efficacy, and liminal beauty of the humanities may still be around to help with the restoration.  If not us, then our students.  Either way, they'll be back and stronger than ever.

Another view here:  As the classical university unravels, students seek knowledge and know-how elsewhere.