Value in humanities

THE SHORT: “Lessons from the humanities and social sciences”

by Mary Sue Coleman and John L. Hennessy (Washington Post)

We — one of us a biochemist who leads a large, public university in the Midwest; the other a computer scientist who leads a private university in Silicon Valley — believe deeply that our country’s scientific and technological capacity is critical to its economic future.

But we also have cause for concern.

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THE LONG: “The Assad Files”

by Ben Taub (The New Yorker)

Capturing the top-secret documents that tie the Syrian regime to mass torture and killings.

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