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Researchers are increasingly questioning Australian government moves to sideline the humanities

In 1810, US President James Madison observed that “a well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people”.

He was tapping into the Enlightenment belief that a population educated in the ethical, moral and political dimensions of society would also be staunch defenders of liberal democracy.

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