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Trumping Liberal Arts

Most defenders of liberal arts argue that a liberal education engenders qualities of mind that create better citizens. And then there’s Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper. “Better liberal arts,” Hickenlooper recently explained, “will go a long way to making sure people understand that what [Donald Trump] says very earnestly could be a disaster if it were actually put into policy.”

Obviously Gov. Hickenlooper, and, I suspect, many other Democrats support liberal arts only insofar as they create more liberals.


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