Chronicle of Higher Education
| by Aaron Hanlon

An article by Aaron Hanlon, associate professor of English, was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education Dec. 7. Titled “Lies About the Humanities—and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them,” Hanlon outlines four categories of what he says are “bad theories about the humanities,” including “the humanities are ‘noncognitive’ and humanities professors push left-wing ideas on students.” In the end, Hanlon sees it as a failure of people “actively distorting and maligning” the work of humanities professors, and he asks for an end to the misrepresentation. “When you malign and misrepresent what scholars do, you’re punishing students.”

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