News Corporation criticises a key conclusion of a parliamentary report – that Rupert Murdoch is not “fit” to run the business – as “unjustified”.
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Sawa Takamitsu, in his Jan. 24 article “More crucial than English,” makes a number of interesting points that have to do with research budgets and even the involvement of business people in deciding the course of studies at Japanese universities. While I agree with everything the author says regarding these points, particularly his opposition to turning universities into corporate training departments as has largely been accomplished in the United States, I fail to see how any of what he says leads to his conclusion.
I would also agree that sufficient background in the disciplines of the humanities is important for a number of reasons that the writer does not specify — not the least of which is the training they offer both in “critical thinking” and in thinking about what we in the West term the “gray areas.”
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