The core as an education for a democratic citizenry

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J. Rufus Fears is professor of classics, chairman of the Department of Classical Studies, and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215. He is also director of the Boston University Humanities Foundation.

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Fears, J.R. The core as an education for a democratic citizenry. Academic Questions 2, 27–32 (1989).

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