Another Reason Why Eliminating the National Endowment for the Humanities Might Be a Bad Idea

In case you have not heard, Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, released today, eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.  This morning I wrote an extended piece on this development. We are currently shopping it around.

I have also been tweeting (follow along @johnfea1) older pieces from The Way of Improvement Leads Home in which I or others have defended the humanities.

In the meantime, here is another reason why the NEH might be useful.  Read this recent tweet from our Vice President:

I can’t imagine that mid-19th century Irish immigrants felt this deep sense of kinship.

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One thought on “Another Reason Why Eliminating the National Endowment for the Humanities Might Be a Bad Idea

  1. This post calls to mind what my Dad once told me when he reported to sign up for the ‘peacetime’ draft in 1940….he was greeted with ‘the Irish and Dutch ain’t worth very much!”

    Sent from my iPad, Grampy E,

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