What we’re about
The Concord Area Humanists are a casual and inclusive collection of Humanists and secularists of all types from the Concord area in Massachusetts. We meet several times a month to discuss topics related to Humanism. Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
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- The Improbable History of U.S. Higher Education by Sol GittlemanLink visible for attendees
Hardly a day passes without criticism of American higher education. Supreme Court decisions on admissions and student debt, ideological attacks on faculty and curriculum, anxiety about the cost of college, and the fake athletic admissions scandals have all taken their toll. But there’s another side to this story. America has created, mostly by accident, a higher education enterprise unlike any in the world with a $35B trade surplus. In the years after WW II, American faculty have dominated in Nobel Prizes, while millions of international students attend American universities. We have become—and continue to be—the envy of the world despite recent hostility in our own country. How did this happen?
Sol Gittleman is a Tufts Professor Emeritus, past Provost, and prolific author of 6 books, including Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat:
New York’s Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953 and From Shtetl to Suburbia: The Family in Jewish Literary