At AEI, Jenna Silber Storey has a report titled Liberal Education and Liberal Democracy. Major points:

  • The problems in contemporary liberal education are exacerbating problems in our practice of liberal democracy.
  • Liberal education today does a poor job of teaching young people the art of choosing—which requires thinking well about ends.
  • Liberal democracy depends on citizens capable of building communities around chosen ends while working with others who have different understandings of the good life.
  • Classical education responds effectively to the shortcomings of contemporary liberal education. It is growing in popularity and deserves more study and support