GOP Hopeful Notes Value of Humanities Degree

October 6, 2015

Carly Fiorina, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, on Sunday noted the value of her bachelor's degree from Stanford University in medieval history and philosophy, ABC News reported. Republican politicians of late have not been saying very nice things about humanities degrees. But Fiorina said that her education would help her fight the Islamic State. “My degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy,” Fiorina said Sunday night, “because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally.” She added that “every single one of the techniques that ISIS is using, the crucifixion, the beheadings, the burning alive, those were commonly used techniques in the Middle Ages.”

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