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A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
I'm a professor of media studies as well as humanities, and I'm an evangelist of popular culture, but when there's only media, then there's going to be a slow debasement of language, and that's what I think we're fighting.
The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology.
I'd love to go off to college to study photography, art history, humanities.
Real men study law and engineering, while ideas and values are for sissies. The humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name.
In the end, the humanities can only be defended by stressing how indispensable they are; and this means insisting on their vital role in the whole business of academic learning, rather than protesting that, like some poor relation, they don't cost much to be housed.
Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
Alfred L. Kroeber
What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don't want to study the social sciences, because it's not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history.
I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false.
I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor.
I did get a very fine education, and not just in science. It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince me that I really should take an interest in humanities.
I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.
At different times I taught humanities, social sciences and pre-vocational education.
I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities.
The notion that every well educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.
I was a teacher for a long time. I taught at a community college: voice, theory, humanities. And nowadays, music education is a dying thing. Funding is being cut more and more and more.
I have a long-term interest in the humanities.
The arts and humanities are vastly more important in troubled times.
Our culture is more shaped by the arts and humanities than it often is by politics.
The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists.
The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word.
J. Irwin Miller
America is very decentralized in how it supports the humanities, unlike European countries where virtually everything stems from the central government.
The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult.
Philip Warren Anderson
I think most of us sense that it is a responsibility of the humanities to try to help better the conduct of human beings in their lives and manifold professional activities.
J. Irwin Miller
I'm big into social studies, the humanities. I really love history and world issues and philosophy and law.
I didn't get a Bachelor's degree - I got a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, which means I didn't have to take humanities, math, and stuff like that. I think I had to take Art History, which I failed a few times.
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