Liberal Education and the Public Interest

by James O. Freedman

Hardcover, 2003


University Of Iowa Press (2003), 158 pages


In 1996 James Freedman published "Idealism and Liberal Education," which discussed the ideals that shaped his life as an intellectual, a law professor, and a college and university president. In this new collection of essays, he convincingly explores his firm belief that a liberal education is the surest instrument yet devised for developing those civilizing qualities of mind and character that enable men and women to lead satisfying lives and to make significant contributions to a democratic society. Freedman concentrates directly upon the problems facing university presidents and all university administrators. A passionate and beautifully written argument for the benefits of a liberal education, this book"


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158 p.; 6 inches


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