Must Not Abandon Liberal Arts
Learning technical skills without understanding the complexities and histories of social conflicts; or the breadth and depth of human experience expressed through art, literature and film; or the philosophical and ethical questions that have driven humankind forward for thousands of years; will lead to a society that has technology without morality. We will know how to build walls and create databases with precise skill, without knowing what historically happens when societies choose to operate based on fear and isolationism.
If you cherish freedom, support the humanities
The humanities allow us to know what we value, how to talk to other people, and even how we might govern ourselves instead of being ruled. Choose a "hot topic," be it abortion, refugees, energy, the environment, trade, foreign relations, or job creation in your community, and notice that having a real discussion about any of them involves the humanities. Without them, we cannot know what we value or what our principles are, and we grope in darkness.
Rebecca Goldstein: The humanities help us discover
the meaning of life
"Science is the best at answering what exists; the humanities aim to tell us what matters."