Good for Princeton in not having a business school, a law school, or a medical school. These were designed to prepare people for a profession. The humanities were designed for people who didn't need a profession: aristocrats, bourgeois with aspirations to counsel rulers and/or to escape mere money making. More and more students, borrowing more and more money to pursue studies which are in theory designed to make them even more money, are seeking professional degrees in business, medicine, and law. Those now seeking the humanities are perhaps a few hidden aristocrats and also the bourgeois who shun mere money making. What they all have in common, however, are student loans which thanks to government encouragement and the selfishness of college and university administrations will perhaps guarantee they will make no money after they also have learned nothing about life.
In Response to: Interconnectedness of the Humanities