Classics competes in Cornell's first ever Life Raft Debate
Imagine there has been an apocalyptic event; a group of survivors have found their way onto a lift raft; and one free seat remains. Competing for this seat are professors from four arts departments (and the devil's advocate who argues that no arts subject is worth surviving). Professors from Classics, Philosophy, Theater, Film & Dance, English, and finally Physics plead for the free seat and argue why their discipline should survive and contribute towards the creation of a new society.
Watch the video (1 hour; the Classics defense starts just after 5:00)