Liberal education is a skill — the acquisition of a free mind.
Unfortunately, too many of us have a mind shackled by ideologies and moved by outside forces. We’re pulled and pushed by trends and culture. Higher education has become ridiculously expensive and is producing graduates whose minds are far from free but, rather, filled with the prejudices of their teachers.
When we can break these shackles and habitually exercise a free mind, then we are we are liberally educated.
In How to Keep from Losing Your Mind, Deal Hudson will show you how to avoid the false-open-mindedness and groupthink of the modern “-isms” promoted by the PC arbiters of our cultural milieu. Instead you’ll learn to:
Form the habit of reconsideration, the key to a truly open mind
Entertain doubts about your own immediate opinions
Argue coherently from first principles, instead of repeating ideological talking points
Recognize prejudice and propaganda
Avoid sloganeering and engage in real thought
This book will help enable every person to rise about the shouting, the name-calling, and the brutal incivility of public discourse and rediscover the pleasure and benefit of thinking about the meaning and aims of human life.