Christopher Nelson, president of St. John's College in Annapolis, the all-Great Books program, expands on what a liberal arts education means.
After describing an experience his son had fixing a car, he said:
""You have now had an experience in liberal education," I suggested...Why do I call this experience liberating? Because my son had to make do without the manual or the expert. He was led to find for himself the answer by a series of questions alone."