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Reading: “Not for Profit,” Part One

Recently, I bought a copy of Martha Nussbaum’s relatively new book, Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, as an echo-chamber kind of not-so-guilty pleasure. Published in hardcover in April 2010 and about to be issued in paperback in March 2012. (Not for Profit was published within Princeton University Press’s The Public Square series.) The book’s title and subtitle caught my attention because of my beliefs that teaching critical thinking skills to young people is essential to their someday leading thoughtful and hopefully interesting lives and that heavy engagement with the arts and humanities… Read more Reading: “Not for Profit,” Part One