Excerpt:Â Politically-correct, multicultural education, like a lost spacecraft drifting forever in space with no destination and no way to return home, has lost contact with real life. It has become a caricature of science, a bastardized version that Friedrich Hayek called scientism. Jacob Laksin's review on the City Journal website ( http://www.city-journal.org/ ) of Yale professor Anthony Kronman's "Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life" (http://www.city-journal.org/html/rev2007-10-12jl.html ) describes the growing irrelevance of liberal education in the hands of liberals.
Mr. Laskin writes:
"As a professor in Yale's Directed Studies program and a self-identified political liberal, [Professor Anthony] Kronman has an advantage over the conservative critics whose arguments he revisits here bien-pensant academics can't dismiss him as just another "wingnut" wielding his ideological ax against the Ivory Tower.