Back in early May, writing about the way humanities are viewed nowadays here, I mentioned that the National Endowment for the Humanities had started a program called "Enduring Questions," offering grants of up to $25,000 (and said I'd return to the subject). Here's what it aimed to do:
Enduring Questions [is] a new grant program that encourages faculty and undergraduate students to grapple with the most fundamental concerns of the humanities by reading influential thinkers past and present.
The winners -- 20 colleges in 15 states for a total of $478,677 -- are creating pilot courses and were announced this week.
So what are the "Enduring Questions"?