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Why the Humanities Matter

New website and resources from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences makes a strong case for why studying the humanities is vital for a flourishing of society. From the website:

As we strive to create a more civil public discourse, a more adaptable and creative workforce, and a more secure nation, the humanities and social sciences are the heart of the matter, the keeper of the republic—a source of national memory and civic vigor, cultural understanding and communication, individual fulfillment and the ideals we hold in common. They are critical to a democratic society and they require our support.

Visit the website here.