I wrote this at the request of a colleague of mine here at Stanford. She simply asked me to give her my thoughts on why the humanities are important, and, in particular, what the humanities teach students that they cannot be taught in other disciplines.
crisis of the humanities
The President of SUNY Albany has just decided to close its programs in French, Italian, Classics, Russian, and Drama. Here’s a great idea: let’s tell him he did the right thing!
Why have the revolutions that theory enacted become an embarrassment?