The Theology Pugcast: Leisure Suits the Basis of Culture? (An Introduction to J. Pieper)
Jokes about the uselessness of a liberal arts education are cliche–they also evidence the absence of a liberal arts education.
The whole point of a liberal arts education is the study of things that are good in themselves, not good as a means to enjoying something else. Arts of that sort are servile–they serve a higher good.
Today Chris introduces listeners to the book, Leisure the Basis of Culture by the late German philosopher Joseph Pieper.
Of course Tom and Glenn have a lot to add. The conversation gets into the parallel between Sabbath observance and leisure, social class and freedom, and many other matters.