CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria argues for a renewed commitment to the world’s most valuable educational tradition.
The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, "I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." These messages are hitting home: majors like English and history, once very popular and highly respected, are in steep decline.
"I get it," writes Fareed Zakaria, recalling the atmosphere in India where he grew up, which was even more obsessed with getting a skills-based education. However, the CNN host and best-selling author explains why this widely held view is mistaken and shortsighted.
Zakaria eloquently expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education―how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically. He turns our leaders' vocational argument on its head. American routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or outsourced, and specific vocational knowledge is often outdated within a few years. Engineering is a great profession, but key value-added skills you will also need are creativity, lateral thinking, design, communication, storytelling, and, more than anything, the ability to continually learn and enjoy learning―precisely the gifts of a liberal education.
Zakaria argues that technology is transforming education, opening up access to the best courses and classes in a vast variety of subjects for millions around the world. We are at the dawn of the greatest expansion of the idea of a liberal education in human history.
#1 International Best Seller in Historical Erotica!
"The King's love is fickle;
he's gorgeous, intelligent and has power beyond the average man.
He doesn't have to be kind.
He can give a glance or a smile and women will fall to their knees.
Being by his side makes you the most powerful woman in the world. But the moment he tires of you, or you become an inconvenience, you are nothing, no one.
I've heard of his reputation. He has left a trail of shattered hearts across Europe.If there will ever be a woman to win his heart, they'll need to know his mind first..."
When cunning servant Madeline Black helps her mistress throw a party, she meets King Alexander, a seductive royal who can't keep his eyes off her. Then, she is sold by her mistress and whisked away to Buckingham Palace to be apart of the royal servant staff.
Though she knows his reputation and tries to focus on her duties, she constantly finds herself in his presence. Unable to resist, she is soon succumbing to her desires in every corner of Windsor and Buckingham.
But, as Napoleon moves across Europe, Princess Sofia of Spain takes refuge at Windsor and the pressure for Alex to marry her is high. Nonetheless, they continue to sneak around to enjoy the pleasures of their trysts. Despite their need for each other, can their relationship survive the society they live in?
WARNING:This book contains frequent sex scenes and graphic language. If you would like the Non-Erotic version go here: https://www.amazon.com/Historical-Romance-Majesty-Forbidden-Victorian-ebook/dp/B01HPH9X0S/