๐Ÿ“‘ An arts degree has long been the butt of predictable joke but there’s another side

Bookmarked An arts degree has long been the butt of predictable joke but there’s another side (abc.net.au)

The late essayist and quicksilver intellectual Christopher Hitchens once argued that “above all, we are in need of a renewed Enlightenment โ€ฆ and this Enlightenment will not need to depend, like its predecessors, on the heroic breakthroughs of a few gifted and exceptionally courageous people. It is within the compass of the average person”.

For many, the universality of the humanities degree is the most democratic expression of this ambition.

Virginia Trioli reflects on the democratic values associated with a humanities degree.

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