Could the path to scientific and technological innovation lie in literature, philosophy, and history? 

That's what Fareed Zakaria argues in a Washington Post column. In it he says that rather than focusing exclusively on science, technology, engineering, and math, students should also be encouraged to pursue studies in the liberal arts if the United States wants to remain a technology leader. 

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