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January 21, 2020

Surrender of the Humanities

Peter Wood

Why are the humanities disappearing? Is it dethronement brought by a "neoliberal" disenchantment or a forfeiting of profundity the Academy's elite?

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October 4, 2018

Shedding Humanity, Shredding the Humanities

Anthony Esolen

An incident with a student provides the occasion for Anthony Esolen’s exposition of how identity politics has made humanities education nearly impossible and the “very notion of a common g...

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March 10, 2016

Sometimes a Crevasse is Just a Crevasse

David Randall

A study on "Feminist Glaciology" highlights the sad absurdity of the modern academy.

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August 11, 2014

Acknowledging Things of Darkness: Postcolonial Criticism of The Tempest

In the Fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Duke Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, writes on the limitations of postcolional criticism.

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January 14, 2014

Defending the Humanities and Heather Mac Donald

Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood argues why cultivating an interest in the important and enduring achievements of the human imagination are as "relevant" as they ever were.

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June 25, 2013

Heart Ache: A Wretched Defense of the Humanities

Peter Wood

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences's recent report written in defense of the humanities lacks intellectual seriousness.

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March 13, 2013

The Future of the Humanities

George Leef

The humanities, once the core of higher education, have fallen on hard times.

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September 26, 2012

Wasteful Productivity

Mark Bauerlein

The way humanities departments at research universities measure productivity – by counting publications – incentivizes unproductiveness in teaching.

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