Who Killed the Liberal Arts?

What in the world happened to the liberal arts? A degree in the humanities used to transmit the knowledge and wisdom imbued in the works of great Western artists, writers, musicians and thinkers like Shakespeare and Mozart. But today, that same degree stresses Western racism, sexism, imperialism, and other ills and sins that reinforce a sense of victimhood and narcissism. So, what happened? Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute explains.

  • Clink9

    This should be required viewing by all students applying to University.

    See how the boomers have destroyed education.

    • Petrilia

      Lovely. Clear. No lying. Clear truth. YES THERE IS A CANON. Yes it includes Shakespeare.. Any college or university who does not include the CANON is suspect.

  • unalien

    Academia, ground zero for cultural Marxism..

    destroy the rational mind of the individual and create one unable to defend itself from influence and manipulation..

    this won’t end well, they are creating a society of mentally ill dependents forever in arrested development

    • Justin St.Denis

      We already have at least two adult generations of same. It didn’t end well. šŸ™

  • ontario john

    But what about that new course on “Beyonce” at an Ontario university. And don’t forget that every university has courses on whiny indians now. Life is good. Sunny ways are here.

  • El Martyachi

    I’m going with stupid commie cunts for $400 Alex.

    • unalien
      • Clausewitz

        Lol. saw this one on TV. They should have accepted her answer.

        • El Martyachi

          For sure they should’ve. Orwell used that phrase!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Who was the Columbia University student?
    It would be good to know her name.

  • The Butterfly

    Don’t hire people with fake degrees.

  • Shebel

    Liberals killed the Liberal Arts.

  • Rosenmops

    At least they haven’t found a way to politicize math yet.

    • Justin St.Denis

      But they have!

      • andycanuck

        Global Warming!

    • bargogx1

      That phrase “odd numbers” is problematic. It may trigger some sensitive individuals who have been discriminated against for being “odd”.

      • Clausewitz

        And some numbers are even Prime. Raaaaccccisst.

    • Clausewitz

      You need to read up on the elementary math curriculum. That started about ten years ago. The answers don’t have to be right, but you get full marks if a white male is called a racist, greedy, Bastard.

  • Dana Garcia

    Liberal arts was a lot more fun with Shakespeare and Aristophanes. I thought about switching to classics when I went to UTexas because the department was so good, but learning Greek convinced me otherwise.

  • Edubeat

    Given the amateur teaching that goes on in Ontario high schools the demise of the Liberal Arts/Humanities should come as any surprise. Moreover if you come from – lets say – India, China or PakiLand the only acceptable degree or diploma is in engineering or medicine

    • occupant 9

      I don’t know the numbers but I’d bet that we have zero foreign students coming for a Liberal Arts degree.

      • Rosenmops

        They also tend to avoid degrees in anything that involves the outdoors, such as forestry, natural resource science or wildlife biology. And immigrants rarely have these types of degrees when they arrive (maybe the occasional one from Europe). My son went into one of these fields and has had good luck finding jobs. He is not competing with floods of people from China, India and Iran.

  • Clausewitz

    The main problem with Liberal Arts degree is that there are too many courses with the word “Studies” in the description.