research paper on Mark Edmundson's "On The Uses Of A Liberal Education" - Argument Against His Point Of View
5 pages in length. The core of Edmundson's argument is how universities are dumbing down the learning process in order to cater to the twenty-first century culture of lackadaisical objectives by "creating more comfortable, less challenging environments, places where almost no one failed, everything was enjoyable, and everyone was nice" (Edmundson). The author takes to task the perceived value of liberal education by pointedly criticizing its alleged lack of scholarly significance. Bibliography lists 6 sources.