The liberal arts do not make us more humane or well rounded, whatever that means, but opens a mind to contemplate justice, argues John Agresto.
"Still, it’s not simply the high cost of higher education, or their supposed uselessness, that has buried today’s liberal arts. More important, professors in the liberal arts have over-promised, or promised wrongly. We have these lovely phrases, like making our students “well-rounded,” that are more or less just words. Are those who study medicine or nursing not “well-rounded”? Are those who major in film studies or contemporary “lit crit” more intellectually worthy than those who study economics and finance?" --John Agresto, The Wall Street Journal