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Intersections of Value: A Defense of the Liberal Arts and Humanities

Over the past few weeks I’ve been engaged in a number of academic conversations that have caused me to think again about defenses of the humanities and liberal arts. Those conversations have revolved around the merits of a particular genre that’s emerged over the past few years: the economic defense. How much does that line of defense help or hurt the liberal arts? What of our dearest and deepest ideals, so eloquently expressed at the here by LD Burnett? The despair many of us feel is palpable. And to resort to the language of business and neoliberalism offends the core Read more