From the Director

Robert D. Newman, “The Humanities in the Age of Loneliness”

In this essay from the Los Angeles Review of Books (August 19, 2019), Robert D. Newman writes, “The principles grounded in the humanities—notions of character, responsibility, civility, empathy, inquiry, collaboration, the public good, the heroic, beauty, and truth—are also at the center of the revolutionary idealism which forged our Constitution. While the antidote to the Age of Loneliness is not easily conjured, it needs a political as well as scientific response—that is, it will need the lessons we can learn through the humanities.”

Read the full article at the LARB website.

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