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The end of the humanities

Miller, T. (2013) The end of the humanities. Public, 48 . pp. 61-68.


THERE ARE SO MANY ENDINGS that aren’t. Frank Sinatra retires but returns. Michael Jordan finishes his career then restarts it. Bill Clinton is the Comeback Kid. A failed candidate for the California governorship says “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” in what is billed as his last press conference. Six years later, he wins the Presidency. In Australian football, commentators refer to players recovered from injury or defeat as making “The greatest comeback since Lazarus.” Don Cherry opposes the Canadian government over the 2003 invasion of Iraq then announces “this could be the end” of Coach’s Corner because he is, actually, a rather dull, predictable civil servant. Sadly, of course, it wasn’t.

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