April 19, 2002
Let's Quantify the Humanities
In 1998, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities sponsored a meeting at which many scholars and education leaders voiced strong concern about the lack of public understanding and support for the humanities. We at the academy asked, How can we articulate in compelling ways the continued importance of the humanities to our national life?
A fundamental part of the problem, we quickly discovered, is that it is almost impossible
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