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Old 08-06-2018, 09:13 AM
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Default Re: Question about Liberal Arts Education for those who know

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Originally Posted by Basset Hound View Post
Many years ago I read that the original purpose (back in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries) of a Liberal Arts Education was to give wealthy young men who would never have to work for a living something to do until it was time for them to get married, so they wouldn't be brawling and boozing in the cities, killing each other in duels, catching the pox or the clap or coming home announcing that they had fallen in love with a pregnant whore and now wanted to marry her, and to be able to salt their conversation with classical quotations to impress, and not be always talking of the hunt, or amour.

I'm not sure, but what do others say?
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