Monday, February 16, 2015

Quote for the Day: Ignore the arts, or fear them?

"But educators for economic growth will do more than ignore the arts. They will fear them. For a cultivated and developed sympathy is a particularly dangerous enemy of obtuseness, and moral obtuseness is necessary to carry out programs of economic development that ignore inequality....aggressive nationalism needs to blunt the moral conscience, so it needs people who do not recognize the individual, who speak group-speak, who behave, and see the world, like docile bureaucrats." ~~ Martha C. Nussbaum, Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

WOW. Major food for thought!!!