Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ten Questions

"6. Are we willing to consider the irony that our unceasing communication with one another — the dozen extra phone calls that we all now make each day; the two dozen pointless e-mails — is making us less human? And that we might have more important things to say if we could re-master the lost art of shutting up, for at least a half hour every now and then?"

Tom Mallon, Deputy Chair for the National Endowment for the Humanities, in the American Scholar journal laments the problems of the humanities through the proposal of ten questions. Number six is interesting. Try the other nine.

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