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The Contemporary Crisis of the Humanities: The Attack on the Western Canon and The Long Arm of Nietzsche, Marx, and Foucault

  • Alexander S. Rosenthal-Pubul
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Abstract

In a recent article for the New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat declares “Technocracy is Crushing the Life Out of Humanism.” Citing data on the declining position of the humanities in American education he writes:

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander S. Rosenthal-Pubul
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  1. 1.Center for Advanced Governmental StudiesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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