An Invasion Is Coming While the Civil Wars Wage

The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel | Julie Schumacher | Penguin Random House

It’s no secret that the humanities are under attack.

Pragmatism is king, and the arts are right out. But the left-brained are not the only ones to blame. Life is full of absurdities, and so are the advocates who rise to literature’s defense. “Wait,” they cry, “beauty and empathy are the building blocks of civilization! How can we expect society to hang …

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