BOOK REVIEW – Eric Adler “The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today”
Oxford University Press, 2020
By Mara Pepine
It is already become clichéd to say that the humanities are quickly losing in popularity around the world. For Eric Adler, steeped in the American academic environment, this discussion hits particularly close to home. He recounts a short anecdote that is symptomatic of the way the humanities are treated today: an economics professor disparages them whilst a humanities professor flounders in finding an appropriate apology.