True conservatives venerate the classics. The study of literature, history, art, philosophy, whatevs. A genuine conservative recognises the ballast such learning adds to a civilisation.
Smirko and crew? Not very conservative. This attack on the humanities reeks of a gang of bovver boys who can’t get past their own memories of campus life. A bunch of ageing student pols still brooding over the pretty goth girl from the English Department who wouldn’t go to the Law Ball with them.
It will end badly.
The sort of ‘job ready skills’ they are currently fetishizing are going to be automated away, whereas the critical thinking skills taught in a humanities degree can are not yet vulnerable to software.
I thought this guy nailed it on the Twitz
June 19th 2020
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