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The Two Cultures by C.P. Snow
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bookshelves: culture, education, kindle, technology

This was a very interesting and provoking consideration of who needs who the most between the two cultures of the humanities people and the science people. Snow himself was a scientist-turned-novelist who believed in the power of, and need for technology to solve problems, and saw a lot of ignorance/pessimism from the English lit-elites. Snow gave the first lecture in 1959, so a number of his comments are dated, but the intro helps with context, and the whole book calls for educators to get the two cultures talking to each other. It's especially apropos as I'm talking with some men about starting a liberal arts college in the digital generation.
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May 3, 2019 – Started Reading
May 3, 2019 – Shelved
May 22, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: culture
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: education
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: kindle
May 27, 2019 – Shelved as: technology

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