Comp Lit: Wagner’s “philosophical failing”

The tenured core faculty of Comparative Literature have released the following statement on their home page:

We regret and deplore President Wagner’s recent use of the example of the infamous “3/5ths compromise” as a paradigm of good political practice in general, as a basis for thinking about university politics in particular, and more especially as a model for negotiating the future of the liberal arts at Emory.   In their serious historical, political, ethical and philosophical failings, these remarks demonstrate a contrario the importance of the kind of liberal arts education to which we as a department remain uncompromisingly committed.

Thank you for affirming the liberal arts’ value in the positive…

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  1. Jean Wynn says:

    Great work, Claire!

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