He’s right, you know.

8 06 2010

And I don’t say that very often about David Brooks:

Studying the humanities improves your ability to read and write. No matter what you do in life, you will have a huge advantage if you can read a paragraph and discern its meaning (a rarer talent than you might suppose). You will have enormous power if you are the person in the office who can write a clear and concise memo.

I just heard a story today about a history graduate who got a job at a new York advertising agency and is moving up the job ladder there because she was pegged as a “great writer.”


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