Daily Notes on Literature, Pop Culture & Media, and Academia

What to do about the Arts?

Posted by litdaily on September 21, 2010

In this article, John M. Eger asserts that the arts shouldn’t be treated as a frill…more>>

While it’s nice to support the arts or its value in society, I can’t help feeling that it’s a lost cause.  I can’t imagine Obama waking up one day and thinking, “hm…I’ve taken care of health care, now let’s turn our attention to the arts..”

Universities are businesses. Businesses are driven by profit.  Math and sciences are profitable.  The arts are not. It’s as simple as that.


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