Benefits for Life

Compelling Articles

These articles, published by a wide variety of outlets, present compelling arguments for the important life benefits conferred by the humanities. First, we present articles that illustrate the value of the humanities for our society as a whole. They argue that the humanities provide citizens with the necessary tools to responsibly exercise their freedoms, promote the health of our democracy, and successfully navigate urgent social challenges. The remaining articles demonstrate how the humanities help diverse individuals develop crucial capacities like empathy and wrestle with timeless questions of meaning and value to find fulfillment.


Compelling Articles

For the Sake of Humanity, Teach the Humanities

Education Week | Jim Haas

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Without Liberal Arts and Sciences, America's Foundation Crumbles

The Hill | Frederick M. Lawrence

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A Liberal Arts Degree is More Important than Ever

Forbes | Willard Dix

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Who Needs Philosophers? Scientists, Politicians and Welders Do

Time | Douglas MacLean

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Learning to Be Human

The Atlantic | Sophie Gilbert

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The Other Public Humanities

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Kristen Case

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The Humanities Are an Existentialism

Inside Higher Ed | Dan Edelstein

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Huang: It's Time to Wake Up From the Default

The Daily Northwestern | Alexandra Huang

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The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts

The Atlantic | George Anders

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Commentary: How the Humanities Helps Our Veterans

The San Diego Union-Tribune | Natalia Molina

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