Friday, May 16, 2008
A Few Articles on Not Having a Classical Education
Over at The New Criterion, Victor Davis Hanson has an excellent article on the value of a classical education titled The New Learning That Failed. Certainly the postmodern approach is a dismal failure -- if the goal is to create and graduate educated people. If the goal is to prepare people for dictatorship, then the universities have been doing a fantastic job. Of course, nobody knows this because they haven't been reading the classics, which warn us about these sorts of things, as I subtly point out in an article I wrote for The Prometheus Institute.