The repeated attacks on liberal education in the media and from politicians require ammunition in response. Here's some
"All know the advantage of being useful
but no one knows the advantage of being useless."
from [Zhuangzi] (364-290 BCE),
This poem starts Nicholas Jones off on an inquiry into what is useless and useful in the liberal arts . His article should be required reading for all college students, their parents -and (I suppose it is too much to hope for) politicians.
Nicholas Jones “Liberal Arts, and the Advantages of Being Useles” http://www.academia.edu/2454947/Liberal_Arts_and_the_Advantages_of_Being_Useless
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