The Last Generation of the West and the Thin Strand of Civilization. By Victor Davis Hanson. PJ Media, January 19, 2014.
Victor Davis Hanson interviewed by Mark Levin, January 30, 2014. Audio. Douglas Woods, January 30, 2014. YouTube. Runs from 51:15 to 1:08:51.
Victor Davis Hanson interviewed by John Batchelor and Mary Kissel. Audio Podcast. The John Batchelor Show, January 30, 2014, Hour 1. Runs from 31:47 to 39:45.
The humanities are in their latest periodic crisis. Though the causes of the ongoing decline may be debated, everyone accepts the dismal news about eroding university enrollments, ever fewer new faculty positions, the decline in majors, and the lack of jobs for humanities graduates. Less than 8% of current BA degrees are awarded to humanities majors. The New York Times recently reported that while 45% of the undergraduate faculty at Stanford teach in the humanities, only 15% of the students major in them.