A lovely thought appears in the Winter 2003 issue of The Key Reporter (see ) where Gary Langer highlights a comment by Charles Adams from the Fall 2002 issue:

To think critically and creatively, to express one's ideas clearly, to learn to interpret ideas from a rich intellectual and cultural context: These are inextricable from the development of a sense of individual dignity and respect for the rights of others.

And that, suggests Langer, is the social value of the "liberal arts".

(see also NoTimeForThat (29 May 2001), PursuitOfExcellence (22 Feb 2002), ...)

TopicThinking - TopicSociety - TopicLiterature - TopicArt - Datetag20030313

(correlates: Hold this Thought, KaplanOnGlobalization, ExcrementalTypo, ...)