Truth, facts, and liberal education in a Post-Truth era.
Across continents and millennia, universities have played a central role in democracy by preparing students to critically engage with the issues that affect their lives.
But our current cultural moment has raised an urgent question: What is the role of higher education at a time when the very ideas of truth, facts and core principles of justice seem up for grabs? In response, I would argue that liberal arts education is more valuable and more urgently needed than ever before.
Originally published: December 3, 2018
Author: Grant Cornwell
Institution: Rollins College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed