In this letter I am responding to the concepts and worries about College Humanities Education.
The Discussion apparently flowed from Sunday to Wednesday the 6th when I posted a letter in the morning.
It is real hard to find.
Russell Scott Day Carrbor, NC
The number of times I’ve seen similar essays in my adult life is high. I had terrible math and arithmetic teachers when growing up. Maybe I didn’t know my other teachers were inferior as well.
I do know I never heard the phrase: “A life of the mind.” in any of my classrooms.
Luckily both parents had Masters in English, or the Teaching of Teaching. Too bad they hated it all and I heard them and went to work out in the streets.
This is a badly written trend piece in my judgement.
Write it over.
Read one on the same subject from ten years ago in a student paper maybe.
Let’s talk some more about the anti-intellectualism of the American Southerner whose red faced insults have led us to the twin elites of ignorance and power in a system William James warned was “delicate”.
William James knew he was fortunate when he taught and wrote from his position at Harvard. He is regarded as the American philosopher credited with the creation of “Pragmatism”, as a real and distinct philosophy. France has Sartre` and Camus and the US had William James. William James is most noted for: Varieties of Religious Experience. His statement that Democracy is delicate is interpreted by me to refer to American Democracy, which is Presidential Electoral Democracy. The democracy of that sort is what Hitler was able to manipulate. It is accepted that Parliamentary Democracy is more robust. Still the damage to the quality of life wreaked upon the working classes of Britain by Margaret Thatcher show that power hijacked by philosophy can be forgetful of what the mission of government is.
William Godwin the anarchist points out that most simply government is there to defend and educate.
The strength of the United States was cemented for 25 years by skills given to the veterans by the GI Bill. The death of US goodness is cemented by Richard Nixon. What a simple word goodness is, but that is what the dream of the United States really was. Justice, hard work is rewarded. Free speech is legal. Work is legal. All that then when you recognize about all left is a tradition unexcelled anywhere of free speech.