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All my life I am primarily a writer. But until a few years ago I would never have thought to recommend my sort of education to anyone else.
The typical literary education seems to be putting too much emphasis on famous works and famous authors and the details thereof.
But the main activity in a liberal arts education is analysis of text. This is the central activity in virtually all things that educated people do. And where do students learn to do this except in literary work?
A lot of children never learn to read fluently. And then to top it off, the kids are never asked to really analyze anything. So we have students who don't know anything factual and they can't perform basic intellectual activities. Seriously, if you care about the country, we've got to start reversing this nonsense.
Short podcast explains this perspective: