Working Families/history's bunk

Adam Stevens a_ste at
Fri Oct 9 14:27:17 PDT 1998

>2) Michael Thomas reports in his column: "I remember having a friendly
>argument with a since-to-be-famous intellectual about his son's wish to
>major in history. Where the hell was the career possibility in studying
>history, for Lord's sake, he fulminated. What the hell was the practical
>use of a history degree, where was the money in it? The speaker? One Myron
>S. Scholes, for whom the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science and a
>lucrative founding partnership in Long-Term Capital lay several years in
>the future."

Now THAT'S funny!

Adam Stevens UC Berkeley history major

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