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.
The Humanities Is Our Missing Tool
Inkstick | Chris Liggett
The empathetic humanities have much to teach our adversarial culture
aeon | Alexander Bevilacqua
What happens when society emphasizes technical education and treats the humanities as irrelevant?
The Dallas Morning News | Robert Frodeman
Living Up to the Liberal Promise
Forbes | Emily Chamlee-Wright
The Meaning of a College Literature Class — During a Pandemic and Always
The Washington Post Magazine | Carlo Rotella