Paul Reitter discusses history of liberal arts and higher education ​

July 12, 2018

GLL Professor Paul Reitter’s article in The New York Review of Books, “The Business of Learning,” looks at liberal higher education and free inquiry through international and historical lenses.

In the article, Reitter looks at three books, Speaking of Universities, by Stefan Collini, What Do You Think, Mr. Ramirez?: The American Revolution in Education, by Geoffrey Galt Harpham, and You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education, by George Anders.

Reitter analysis touches on public versus private education, as well as what has driven public perception and support of liberal arts throughout the past several centuries.