Video: Prager U on the death of humanities

Imagine that you’re an English major at UCLA, and you’re not required to study … Shakespeare. Or you’re at Columbia, and you’re upset because you have to listen to … Mozart. In this week’s video, Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald reveals what’s happening in our universities; namely, the wholesale rejection of the cultural giants who are at the core of Western culture. She describes how professors teach students to prefer narcissism to knowledge, and victimhood to wisdom, and why these developments are harmful — not only for our society, but for the students themselves.


J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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