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In defense of liberal arts majors

In San Diego’s State’s newspaper.

If you don’t think the ideas of liberal arts thinkers can change the world, consider Karl Marx. This philosopher and historian permanently altered the face of global politics with only pen and paper as his tools. And Ayn Rand, philosopher, play-wright and history graduate, has become the darling of the conservative movement in America and presumptive vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s personal idol. Her ideas, expressed primarily through novels and plays, have already begun shaping the future of the nation.

 

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One response to “In defense of liberal arts majors

  1. John Lamont August 23, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Hold on, these were really bad ideas, and they changed the world for the worse. With defences like this, who needs attacks?

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