The New Liberal Arts Summary

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“The New Liberal Arts” is written from the author's point of view. The author, Sanford J. Ungar, writes strongly on “Misperception” of Liberal Arts. He writes down each misperception and gives his reasoning, backed up with facts as to why he, the author, considers each one a misperception. The author writes about each misperception by numbering them and also gives reasoning. For example, “Misperception NO. 1: A liberal-arts degree is a luxury” and reasoning, “families can no longer afford… depths of the recession” (p. 227). By giving reasons for the misperceptions the author informs the reader as to why the misperception is considered a reality by many people. Another example, “Misperception No. 2: … harder to get good jobs with liberal-arts
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