There’s a good, contrarian piece in the September Harper’s by Mark Slouka called “Dehumanized: When math and science rule the school.” It’s certainly not the first plea for the continuing importance of the humanities in a society that no longer values them, but it’s a well argued one, I’d say.
(It’s print or subscription only, thus no link.)
Sorry for not blogging much lately. I blame Twitter, partly, for leaving me with less blogging energy. (Find me there as @karthur.)