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History shows: the humanities have vocational utility (essay) | Inside Higher Ed
the skills ...inculcated had an established practical value in fifteenth-century Italy. The ability to speak extempore on any subject in classical Latin, the ability to compose formal letters to order in the classical idiom... were... valuable assets. Equipped with them the student could serve as an ambassador, or secretary to a government department... In other words, although the programme was strictly literary and non-vocational, it nevertheless opened the way to a number of careers....[T]he independence of liberal arts education from establishment values is an illusion. The individual humanist is defined in terms of his relation to the power structure
power_in_america  latino  war  proposal  liberal  arts  higher  education  state  political  science  violence_y_power  latino_war 
october 2013 by Jibarosoy

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