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In Defense of a Liberal Education

by Fareed Zakaria

In Defense of a Liberal Education Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author of The Post-American World and host of CNNs Fareed Zakaria GPS argues for a renewed commitment to the worlds most valuable educational traditions in this fascinating audiobook.The liberal arts educational system is under attack. Governors in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina have announced that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts. Majors like English and Historywhich were once very popular and highly respectedare in steep decline and President Obama has recently advised students to keep in mind that technical training could be more valuable than a degree in art history, when deciding on an educational path. In this timely and urgently needed audiobook Fareed Zakaria explains that this turn away from the liberal arts is a mistake. A liberal education provides the foundation for finding your voice, writing, speaking your mind, and ultimately, learningall immensely valuable skills no matter your profession. Technology and globalization are making these skills even more valuable and necessary as routine mechanical and even computing tasks can be done by machines. More than just a path to a career, Zakaria argues that a liberal education is an exercise in freedom and above all, it feeds the most basic urge of the human spiritto know.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781442389779
Publication date: 30th March 2015
Author: Fareed Zakaria
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: eBook
Categories: Politics & government,

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