We Need The Liberal Arts More Than Ever In Today’s Digital World, Fareed Zakaria Says

Posted by Mike Confino, April 24, 2015

Fareed Zakaria

A liberal arts education is the best preparation for many careers, especially in the U.S., given today’s global technology-driven economy, CNN host Fareed Zakaria says.

“The future of a country like the U.S. rests on our ability to master how technology interacts with how humans live, work and play,” Zakaria said to The WorldPost. “And that depends on skills fostered by the liberal arts, such as creativity, aesthetic sensibility and social, political and psychological insight.”

Because of tough economic times, the rising cost of higher education and an increasingly competitive job market, too many Americans — and American politicians — are turning away from the liberal arts under a false perception that they are a poor career option, Zakaria says.

 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/20/digital-liberal-arts-zakaria_n_7048496.html

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