Looking Back At The Classical University

Victor Davis Hanson has a really interesting article on how universities have moved away from the classics and more toward job-training. It's rather long but worth your time. A quick taste:

But in recent decades, classical and traditional liberal arts education has begun to erode, and a variety of unexpected consequences have followed. The academic battle has now gone beyond the in-house "culture wars" of the 1980s. Though the argument over politically correct curricula, controversial faculty appointments, and the traditional mission of the university is ongoing, the university now finds itself being bypassed technologically, conceptually, and culturally, in ways both welcome and disturbing.