Politics, monies, and humanities research

I’ve never written directly about politics before, but I gave it a crack over the past few weeks after the Coalition announced it would be slashing ‘ridiculous’ humanities projects that ‘left taxpayers scratching their heads’.

Mainly I was annoyed that a) politicians were using a pre-existing social bias against the worth of humanities in order to garner votes, b) politicians were making claims about research they know nothing about, without consulting experts and c) politicians did not discuss importance of the humanities. Even though the study of politics is part of the humanities. Read the deal here at the KYD blog.


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