In Response to: The Color of Classics

“The Color of Classics” was a fascinating article. It highlights how, as Princeton aspires to be a universal university, the department will need to (a) change its name to something like “The European Classics” or (b) expand its curriculum, bringing in courses on the classic wisdom of Chinese, Indian, Persian and other ancient civilizations. I favor the latter approach, which would do a better job in preparing young people for their future world — a world in which their ability to work closely with people of other cultural backgrounds will be a necessity.

Jay Tyson ’76
Hamilton, N.J.