Not quite sure how I stumbled across this article from 2010, buts its well worth it. Short but to the point.
I'm particularly pleased that Hanson addresses the worrying denigration of the Liberal Arts and Humanities by so many on the Right in the USA. Its nothing new to me that PostModern liberals will look down their noses at the traditional Western vision of a Liberal Arts education, but what has surprised and worried me since coming to the USA is how many so-called conservatives and libertarians appear to consider a formal education in the Humanities a waste of time and money. For every 1 person I've read extolling the virtues of "Christian Classical Education", or bemoaning the removal of the classics from school reading lists, I've read at least 1, if not more people mocking or attacking the entire concept of spending time and money to study Art, Literature or History, certainly at any level above High School. Hanson calls it the "the utilitarian Right" - the view that any Higher Education that isn't, basically, direct training for a specific career or field of paid work is a luxurious indulgence at best or a criminally stupid waste of time and money at worst.
Hanson deals with this much better, or certainly much pithier, than I could - go read him!