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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Shakespeare Not Required Reading for Most Literature Grads in US

On this the day on which the greatest writer in the English language was born and died, it is shocking to learn that fewer than 8 percent of the nation's top universities require English majors to take a course focused on the work of William Shakespeare.

It seems hardly possible for any English-speaking person, English major or not, to be truly educated without some familiarity with the sonnets and plays of Shakespeare.  It is truly criminal for colleges and universities to charge outlandish tuition and not require at least one course focused on richest vein of thought and language we possess. 

Parents and students, please shop around and ensure that the college or university you choose requires exposure to the great works of the Western canon, and not indoctrination into a Marxist world-view.

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