New Liberal Arts

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It’s hard to know what the future will bring: the only thing you can be sure of is that it won’t be the past. This is a truth that seems to have eluded the current government as they busily reshape our nation’s education system in preparation for the 19th century. The Tories have indicated a return to traditional social values, but no one expected them to be as traditional as indentured servitude. At £9,000 a year plus living expenses, today’s generation of bright young things can expect to graduate with more than £30,000 of debt. Those lucky enough to land one of a dwindling number of graduate jobs can look forward to obeying the every whim of their corporate masters … I mean overlords … I mean employers.

Read more at the Guardian books.

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Director of creative writing at UoL, published with OUP and Cambridge. Currently travelling the world and writing a book.

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