University of Chicago philosopher Martha Nussbaum argues in a forthcoming
book that we are in a crisis because we have ignored the liberal arts. Just
because they don't make money doesn't mean they aren't important for our
Obesity is an epidemic but the biggest problems may be in our children. They
eat too much fast food and soda: Who has time to prepare the fresh food
nutritionists recommend? And, then they spend so much time at the computer
or the Wii that they never get any exercise.