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

It Takes More Than An Election to Guard Against Authoritarianism

Forbes | Emily Chamlee-Wright

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In A Pandemic, We Need Philosophers Too

Forbes | Emily Chamlee-Wright

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Why lessons from humanities and the arts matter

The Columbus Dispatch | Steve Conn

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For the Sake of Humanity, Teach the Humanities

Education Week | Jim Haas

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Learning to Be Human

The Atlantic | Sophie Gilbert

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

The Daily Northwestern | Alexandra Huang

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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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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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