Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The essence of a humanities education — reading the great literary and philosophical works and coming “to grips with the question of what living is for” — may become “a great luxury that many cannot afford.”

--Patricia Cohen, In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth

4 comments:

Stefanie said...

That was a sad article. I think a humanities education is far from something we can't afford. I think we can't afford not to provide students with a solid grouding in the humanities.

Sylvia said...

Boo! Phbbbtbtbtbtb!

Paul said...

humanities tell us who we are and more importantly who we can be; how can we cost that?

SFP said...

I know. It's really a disturbing trend we're on. The humanities are vital.