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.

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