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The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey, member of the National Council on the Arts (USA), spoke (THe Huffington Post-USA, 09/09/2014) with your friend Dr. Mitchell B. Reiss, the President of Washington College, about the humanities and arts as an essential part of a college curriculum. He was the President’s Special Envoy to the […]

The humanities prepare citizens

The humanities prepare citizens

The American nation’s founders (as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, for example) understood that their experiment in republican government—a government bound by law and rooted in the consent of the governed- depends on citizens who can think critically, understand their own history, and give voice to their beliefs […]

The future of Humanities in the USA

The future of Humanities in the USA

A new national corps of “master teachers” trained in the humanities and social sciences and increased support for research in “endangered” liberal arts subjects are among the recommendations of a major report to be delivered on Capitol Hill (Washington, DC) on Wednesday. The report comes amid concern about low humanities […]

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Recently, the Congress of the USA published a very interesting report called “The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a vibrant, competitive and secure nation”. The first question of this report was: Who will lead America into a bright future? And the answers of this report […]