What doors would a 'Western Civilisation' degree open?

By Richard Denniss
June 16 2018 - 8:54am

It’s not that long ago that right wing politicians saw arts degrees as an expensive indulgence that distracted universities from the real task of training the next generation of accountants and marketing executives. But these days John Howard, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull all think that an education in ‘Western Civilisation’, albeit a privately funded one, is the most important thing a university can provide.

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