The humanities are the genie in the bottle of the world. They are to economics what a magic flute is to a cash register, to science what a bird of paradise is to a lab rat, and to most political systems what a disco ball is to a ball and chain. That's why I'm high on Humanities Washington.
Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
- Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Founding Director, The Center for Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College
Current and Past Civic Involvement:
- Federation of State Humanities Councils
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- California Council for the Humanities
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