In recent years, liberal arts education has faced caustic challenges on the grounds that it is neither a wise investment nor relevant in the modern era. However, these claims disregard the contention that liberal arts education has an intrinsic value that supersedes other tertiary concerns. The benefits of a liberal arts education are certainly comprehensive and apply to all members of society. As such, the inherent merit of the liberal arts must be recognized and supported by the state at all educational levels. The current economic and political environment has made it apparent that anything less will severely undermine the solemn standing of the liberal arts. If we are to repudiate the liberal arts, we will deny the very essence of what makes us human.
"The Value of a Liberal Arts Education,"
SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices and Ethics: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/spice/vol8/iss1/4