How to Spot a Humanist

posted Nov 11, 2012, 1:56 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated Nov 11, 2012, 2:06 AM ]
You'll remember that a big part of being a Humanist was to walk the walk and talk the talk: about the way you divide history, about how much you love ancient Greek, and about the 'dignity of man' (women not included).  We do have a guidebook to being a Humanist, Il Libro del Cortegiano ('The Book of the Courtier'), written by Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529) and published in Venice in 1528.

Sadly, we lack a sixteenth-century instructive video on 'How to Spot a Humanist', so we'll have to make do with one of the United States Armed Forces Information Films, released in 1950.  Many of the same principles apply: