Both Azar Nafisi's and Mark Edmundson's recent books argue that the study of literature teaches a socially crucial set of critical thinking skills. But both take as dogma a liberal-capitalist framework and thus fail as models for how students can learn to think in genuinely critical ways.
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Simon Hay; Why Read Reading Lolita? Teaching Critical Thinking in a Culture of Choice. Pedagogy 1 January 2008; 8 (1): 5–24. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2007-022
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