O’ The Humanities

by Mona Charen

That’s Jay Nordlinger’s pun, in case you couldn’t tell. This week, on Need to Know, Jay and I welcome back the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald who discusses her Wall Street Journal op-ed about the self-sabotage of Western civilization – that is, the decline of the study of Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, and other DWEMs in favor of race, gender, disability, and other “identity” whines.

Along the same lines, Jay and Mona note the presence of Castrophiles at the de Blasio inauguration, the establishment’s embrace of the hate-spewing (and late) Amiri Baraka, and other signs of our culture’s corruption. 

On the other hand, there’s a new movie out celebrating American heroes, and there are people – like Mac Donald – who hold the light of learning aloft! Do join us.