Fareed Zakaria On the Liberal Arts, Careers and the Good Life

Schooled in India, where the best education was rote memorization of technical knowledge, Fareed Zakaria tells in his recent graduation speech at Sarah Lawrence College how he discovered the power and advantage of liberal education in the U.S. He learned how to write, think, express himself and, above all, to self-teach.

In an era when successful companies, organizations, and even individual careers, depend on adaptability and innovation, the liberal arts should be central to everyone’s education.

Listen to Zakaria’s perspective here:

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/05/24/why-the-liberal-arts-matter/

Full speech can be found here: http://www.slc.edu/news-events/events/commencement/fareed-zakaria-keynote.html

*thanks to Lynn Williams for link

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