Or why the Humanities matter even more now (good to revisit platitudes for they can be touchstones despite their limits)
I point to the words of Walter Pater at the end of the chapter on Pico de la Mirandola in The Renaissance …
For the essence of humanism is that belief of which he [Pico] seems never to have doubted, that nothing which has ever interested living men and women can wholly lose its vitality — no language they have spoken, nor oracle beside which they have hushed their voices, no dream which has once been entertained by actual human minds, nothing about which they have ever been passionate, or expended time and zeal.
A voice for diversity to add to the chorus.
And so for day 1779