The Demise Of Liberal Arts

A degree in liberal arts tradtionally offered a balanced curriculum featuring the great works of the Western artists–Shakespeare, Mozart, Eliot. Not anymore. Today’s same degree stresses Western racism, sexism, imperialism and other ills and sins that reinforce a sense of victimhood and narcissism. The Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald laments the shift, saying, “The modern professorate repudiated the great humanist tradition on which much of Western civilization and the Western university has been built.” So what happened? Mac Donald explains in this edition of PragerU.

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