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Well researched and well written, Victor Ferrall's warning of the demise of the liberal arts in American higher education should remind us of the difference between intellectually nurtured education for thinking, and occupational training. If we abandon the former for the latter, what happens to American intellectual leadership in an unpredictable future? (Donald M. Stewart, Former President & CEO Chicago Community Trust)
Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. has written a timely book with passion, details, and insights on the factors contributing to the decline in demand for liberal arts education, the crisis facing the liberal arts colleges, and the way forward for arresting the decline...This book is must reading for those who want to know about liberal arts education and care about the survival of liberal arts colleges in general and in America in particular. (Edward K. Y. Chen Hong Kong Economic Journal 2011-09-03)
Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. is President Emeritus of Beloit College.