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The Right take on higher education.

Against ‘self-destructive futilities’



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From Prof. Eric Cunningham of Gonzaga:

“The function of the university” wrote Thomas Merton, “is to help men and women save their souls, and in so doing, to save their society: from what? From the hell of meaninglessness, of obsession, of complex artifice, of systematic lying, of criminal evasions and neglects, of self-destructive futilities.”

For those seeking to avoid that “hell of meaninglessness”: James V. Schall’s “On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs.”



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