The tension between the practical and the impractical: Reitter describes the crisis in Humanities

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Paul Reitter, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, studies German-Jewish culture, the history of higher education, modernism, and critical theory, among other areas. His most recent book, coauthored with Chad Wellmon, is Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age, which examines the long history of the Humanities being described in terms of crisis. For more of his discussion with David Staley, listen to this week's Voices of Excellence

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