Posted by Peter W. Schramm
Im off to Kent State to listen to a talk given to the Friends of the Library of Kent State by Jeffrey Wallin. I hope the dinner will be worth the trip, knowing the speaker, I dont expect much from the talk.
Why? I dont know Wallin and couldnt glean much from the link.
Tony, it was meant as a private joke. Hes an old friend, and the President of the American Academy for Liberal Education.
I thought it might be tongue-in-cheek
since I noted his name linked with Bruce
Cole. Is this an organization that actually supports the liberal arts & humanities within a context of truth and the classics? If so, it has my support. Ive never heard of this organization, but its nice to know that such fellow educators exist out there! What can you tell us about his
It was a perfectly sound talk, but no text. Instead of making the argument that liberal education is a good in itself, he said it was also the most useful thing, and perhaps thats what we should stress to students. Everywhere there is change, people shouldnt be prepared to do something narrow because when their training is done, they have to re-train and folks who have not had a liberal education (he gave examples) cant be re-trained. Well educated people can do anyhting, etc.
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