A Defender of the Liberal Arts Contemplates Their Changing Role

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Writer Azar Nafisi is working on a book that defends the liberal arts.
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For more than five years, Azar Nafisi has been working sporadically on a book called "The Republic of the Imagination," which she describes as a treatise in defense of the liberal arts. The book, which isn't expected until at least 2012, will explore...

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