In How to Think: The
Liberal Arts and Their Enduring Value, Professor Michael D. C. Drout gives
an impassioned defense and celebration of the value of the liberal arts.
Charting the evolution of the liberal arts from their roots in the educational
system of ancient Rome through the Middle Ages and to the present day, Drout
shows how the liberal arts have consistently been “the tools to rule,”
essential to the education of the leaders of society. Offering a reasoned
defense of their continuing value, Drout also provides suggestions for improving
the state of the liberal arts in contemporary society.
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