Review of "Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age"

Book cover for "Permanent Crisis" showing a classical statute of a woman with the head broken off

In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Michael Meranze reviews Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age by Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon:

"Instead of seeing the current moment as an unprecedented crisis in a mode of learning centuries old, they want to shift our attention to the long history of crisis thinking itself. As they tell it, proponents of the humanities have told a story of its crisis forever; indeed, this sensibility lies at the heart of the modern humanities."