Threats to the Liberal Arts Worry Scholars in the Humanities

Neither soft nor frivolous, the humanities are research-driven and essential to the future of American innovation. That was the rallying cry heard at the annual meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies, which ended here on Saturday.

The council is a national group that represents scholarly associations in the humanities. Delegates heard fellow humanists talk about threats to the idea of liberal-arts education at home even as it's become an in-demand American