So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities?

So if you want the full case against getting a PhD in the humanities, here you go. Every argument the disillusioned academic can possibly make now packed into one semi-comic video. If you're in the humanities, the litany of complaints, whether fair or not, will hardly be unfamiliar to you.

Now on a more serious note ... Towards the end, the video references SUNY Albany's recent decision to shutter its French, Italian, classics, Russian and theater programs. That event that triggered a much-discussed series of articles by Stanley Fish in The New York Times. If you're looking for something that operates on a slightly higher intellectual plane, you might want to spend some time with "The Crisis of the Humanities Officially Arrives: Part 1 and Part 2." Also don't miss some of the reader comments. They bring a lot to the discussion. Thanks Jason for sending our way...

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