Day: June 23, 2013

A Wretched Defense of the Humanities

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has just issued the Heart of the Matter, a 61-page report (plus appendices) aimed at persuading Congress to spend more money on the humanities.  This is one of the report’s immediate goals, phrased of course in the financial imperative, “Increase investment in research and discovery.”  The report as […]

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