A post by Pat
Out of work? House in foreclosure? Downtown turning into a ghost town? Get over your plebeian short-sightedness and be proud that some of the money the government doesn’t have is spent on larks for Humanities professors. For example:
- $150,000 for 25 professors to spend a month studying Bach in Berlin
- $130,000 for 16 professors to spend a month in San Diego studying the truth and meaning of life according to Aristotle
- $600,000 for an online film on starvation in the Soviet Union in 1920
- $350,000 to explore the cultural significance of the circus poster
The Humanities help us understand why things are the way they are. Sometimes inadvertently.