Education Before Training: Seven Books on Learning Well

Or: Seven books that remind us about the purpose of learning and what constitutes a truly freeing education

“If you want to get a real education in America, you’re going to have to fight—” University of Virginia professor Mark Edmundson warns us. Dr. Edmundson is referring to the growing trend over the past century that declares universities to be waystations on the road to careers, rather than communities that cultivate leisure in its highest sense—in the se…

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