In Valuing Useless Knowledge, Robert Bates Graber makes the case for a liberal arts education in a most creative way. This short book, an essay really, is about 70 pages, small pages with illustrations. Graber starts by convincing readers that the gains liberal arts education is usually claimed to offer, can be got through other means. Then through an examination of evolution and culture including a surprising look at India’s sacred cows, he manages to state his case on why we should value liberal arts.
A fun read for a geek.