Thursday, March 3, 2011
I worry about how to help send my boys to college
And then I read things like this. That's why, when people attempt to bolster Harry Potter's image by pointing out that universities have classes on the series, I tend to yawn. Was a time when that might mean something. Even twenty years ago, a college course on The Lord of the Rings, or a class that studied The Beatles alongside Mozart or Tchaikovsky, was a nod to their contributions to modern greatness. But today, being studied alongside things like this, suggests there is little in our culture left worth celebrating. It certainly confirms my growing suspicions that our institutions of higher education are becoming a joke that will only be laughed at years from now after it's too late for us to get it.