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Liberal Arts: Dead Forever

The liberal arts weren’t always a joke of a degree. Fifty years ago it probably meant a great deal. But it does so no longer, and never will again. First, there’s no reason why, on the face of it, someone who has a liberal arts education can’t be a reasonably smart and well-read person. However, the idea a college degree in the liberal arts signifies the presence of that well-read smartness is obsolete. Because of the Internet, and especially the current practice of raiding Wikipedia in order to write papers, there is no way to be sure if the person with a liberal arts degree is the ‘real deal’ or not. You will need some other test, and thus the college degree becomes superfluous to the test. Just another reason not to get a liberal arts degree.

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