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Shedding Humanity, Shredding the Humanities

Oct 04, 2018 by 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 good nearly inconceivable.”

Sometimes a Crevasse is Just a Crevasse

Mar 10, 2016 by David Randall |

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

Acknowledging Things of Darkness: Postcolonial Criticism of The Tempest

Aug 11, 2014 by Duke Pesta |

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.

Defending the Humanities and Heather Mac Donald

Jan 14, 2014 by 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.

The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

Test Your Knowledge: The Deaths of Western Civ

Dec 10, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

This grave quiz unearths the ends of Western civ's greats. 

Heart Ache: A Wretched Defense of the Humanities

Jun 25, 2013 by Peter Wood |

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

Humanists in High Dudgeon: The CFR-ALSCW Standoff

Jun 24, 2013 by John Agresto |

It's time to remember that the liberal arts "are not simply of personal benefit or esoteric private enjoyment but are and have always been of inestimable value to society."

The Future of the Humanities

Mar 13, 2013 by George Leef |

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

Wasteful Productivity

Sep 26, 2012 by Mark Bauerlein |

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

Another Good Program: History at Holy Cross College, Indiana

May 23, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

We add another academically solid program to our list.

Humanities, Anyone?

Apr 11, 2012 by Jascha Kessler |

Jascha Kessler explains why teaching the humanities just isn't what it use to be.

Debating Higher Ed: STEMs, Skills, Humanities, and Hiring

Feb 10, 2012 by Joshua Wright |

New research from a group of economic experts helps illuminate the question of whether college students should study the liberal arts or something more "vocational."

Some Critical Thoughts

Jan 13, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood argues that “critical thinking” in the humanities has come to mean uncritical orthodoxy.

Thomas Lindsay On Why the Humanities Are Really in Trouble

Dec 17, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Thomas Lindsay explains that the humanities long ago sold out to ideology and "critical thinking," and haven't been worth the money for some time. 

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