Humanities Scholars See Declining Prestige, Not a Lack of Interest

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Richard Brodhead, president of Duke U., and David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times, were on a commission that has stirred up debate about what's happening to the humanities, and what ought to happen.
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The latest national report on the humanities reads like a pep talk. It doesn't quantify what it calls a critical lack of attention to the humanities, nor does it plot out many data points to support its assertion that the national focus has faded...

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