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Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place

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Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place

Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro

The current university system caters to Americans’ consumerist, selfish motives: universities promise to deliver lucrative employment and “upward mobility,” and for these sought-after commodities they demand ever-higher tuition. As Wendell Berry has been arguing for decades, however, an education founded upon such a reductive economic exchange causes real damage to ... Read more