English Majors in College

This is an interesting article from Phyllis Schlafly, entitled “Advice To College Students: Don’t Major in English”…  It ties in very nicely with my recent posting on comparative literature.  For example, she notes:

“When the classics are assigned, they are victims of the academic fad called deconstructionism. That means: pay no mind to what the author wrote or meant; deconstruct him and construct your own interpretation…

…the Western canon of what educated Americans should know – from Socrates to Shakespeare – was replaced with relativism and the goals of opposing racism, sexism and elitism. Current works promoting multiculturalism written by women and minorities replaced the classics of Western civilization…”

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