More on the Value of a Liberal Arts Education: Fareed Zakaria

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“In his new book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, Zakaria writes that America’s success was built on a liberal arts education – on multidisciplinary study for the sake of learning rather than vocational study for the sake of a set career path. Liberal arts subjects – such as English, philosophy and political science – teach people how to think, write and communicate; those skills remain useful through the many twists and turns of a career in today’s ever-changing digital economy, he argues. And, he says, it is dangerous to overemphasize STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as separate from or more important than the liberal arts.”

Fareed Zakaria on the Liberal Arts

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