Reasonable Words: Are the Humanities in Decline?

Yes, the question is always with us and is formulated to evoke yawns not insights.  But the “live vs. memorex” crowd at the Chronicle of Higher Ed has been tossing it around. Today there are some interesting words from Emory English prof Mark Bauerlein:

Silver’s charts are not proof of the humanities’ steady condition, but of its feeble standing. The evidence signifies a 20-year failure. More people go to college, but they don’t think higher education includes humanities coursework.

You can still read them yourself, I suppose. Maybe I should make a MOOC of the original Harvard Classics?


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