Are The Humanities Dead?

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Mike took me to the symphony last weekend, in a giant, beautiful building built by the Segerstrom family, who we later learned came to Orange County in 1898, bought 40 acres of farmland, and were successful lima bean farmers. They eventually transitioned away from farming and into business, and now more or less own the city of Costa Mesa, CA. They give a lot of money away…

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