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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
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School of Law

Monday, February 11, 2019

Harvard, Stanford, and the Imagined Boundaries Among Elite Colleges - The Atlantic

The act of comparing may also be a sort of defense mechanism—an assertion on the part of these students that they are not what they fear, deep down, they may be. For instance, one Harvard alum who knocked Wharton for being too preprofessional was himself on the finance-career track that so many Whartonites pursue. When the researchers asked him why preprofessionalism was a relevant differentiator, given his own professional trajectory, he said, “You made a conscious decision to go to a[n undergraduate] business school, whereas I made a decision to get a liberal arts education that was less tailored and more open-ended.”


This is why Trump won.

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Is there likely to be much merit in a "a liberal arts education" except, say, in Philosophy, or perhaps in some branch of History that requires the student to have a reading knowledge of, say, three languages in addition to English.

Posted by: dearieme | Feb 11, 2019 12:58:07 PM