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"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

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"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Why the Work of Humanities Scholars Often Go Ignored

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) just celebrated its 50th anniversary with a ceremony at the White House. Despite over $5bn in grants to promote innovative research and cultural programs, congressional support, along with federal, state a private funding has dropped significantly.

While society may seem to treasure the humanities and what the study of humanities can lead to, namely allowing one to deal with subjects in a critical and logical manner, advanced communications skills and perhaps most importantly, the ability to reason about what it means to be a human and to question the world we live in, support for the humanities has dropped significantly over the past few decades.

A recent article in The Guardian explores why the humanities and the work of humanities scholar often gets ignored.

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