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Decline of Humanities

The Culture Wars Again

W. Robert Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
W. Robert Connor

Humanistic fields are not all in precipitous decline, nor have all teachers and scholars in the humanities "lost faith in their uplifting mission." Such talk plays into the hands of culture warriors who want to turn the clock back rather than think in fresh ways about how the perennial value of these fields can be advanced and enhanced amid rapid demographic, technological, economic and cultural change.

The Value of Reading Novels

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Powerful novels demand that we slow down and process how we are creating and destroying in our lives. The rabbis taught that amidst so much destructive behavior we must stop and reflect upon the world we exist in.