Stanley Fish: Liberal Arts Ed. Needs No Justification
Chautauqua Institution - Chautauqua Amphitheater
Each morning this week, we will hear from people representing and supporting the arts, particularly those art forms represented at Chautauqua -- literature, visual arts, orchestra, theater, opera, dance -- discussing the role of the arts in civil society -- education, economic recovery, healing, and cross-cultural understanding. Afternoon lectures will examine the role of the arts in worship. This week will highlight Chautauqua's four-pillar mix of arts, education, religion, and recreation.
Chautauqua, according to the late, great Teddy Roosevelt, is "the most American thing in America." It's also the country's oldest ideas festival. Since its founding in 1874, Chautauqua has attracted the likes of Amelia Earhart, FDR and Susan B. Anthony. The rich tradition continues in 2011. Speakers include New York Times contributor Stanley Fish, groundbreaking religious commentator Karen Armstrong, leading foreign policy analyst Robin Wright, noted historian Gordon Wood and several others. Take advantage of this exclusive offer from FORA.tv and the Chautauqua Institution, and join the discussion as these important thought leaders address the most pressing issues facing America and the world.