On the Uses of a Liberal Education, by Mark EdmundsonEarl Shorris

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September 1997 Issue [Collection]

On the Uses of a Liberal Education

II. As a weapon in the hands of the restless poor


’s book about the Clemente Course in the Humanities, The Art of Freedom: Teaching the Humanities to the Poor, will be published in 2013 by W. W. Norton. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 2000. This story, part two of a package titled “On the Uses of a Liberal Education,” ran in the September 1997 issue of Harper’s.

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