Commonplace Book #18

…literature, history, philosophy, and the arts are becoming the stepchildren of our colleges.   This is a great loss because they are the legatees of religion in the sense that they provide a vocabulary for formulating ultimate questions of the sort that have always had special urgency for young people.  In fact, the humanities may have the most to offer to students who do not know that they need them–which is one reason it is scandalous to withold them. 

Andrew Delbanco, College: What It Was, Is, And Should Be, 99.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s