This “interesting” article confuses functionalism with education, the arts necessary for freedom with the arts useful to the slave, and so misunderstands the history and purpose of the liberal arts. Its call for more “practical” arts explains in part why today’s secular university is increasingly irrelevant and shallow and confused and a major contributor to our cultural malaise. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/10/16/essay-calling-new-skills-be-added-liberal-arts-disciplines

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