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5.12.11

Liberal arts--humanities and social studies are worthless and in most universities highly Marxist.
These are the exact studies that
pseudo intellectuals learn
to show off their sophistication without knowing any Gemara.
To indicate that Marxism is
a fraud let me mention that it is no accident that Marx is rigorously excluded from economics departments in which real world economics is studied.
why would you consider the inclusion of Marxist theology into Jewish education to be a plus?
For me i would take reading writing arithmetic and gemara any day of the week.
while it is true that litvak Torah scholars have traditional learned a specific area outside of Talmud but these unspoken areas were in general rigors sciences --not pseudo sciences. I believe Reb Elchanan Wasserman had some expertise in Kant and i had a friend in Safed who besides learning Gemara all day also learned the biology of trees. (Other people like Reb Berenbaum did not have other areas of interest -- so this is not a universal phenomenon.)