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


  1. 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.

  2. Boo! Phbbbtbtbtbtb!

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

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


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