Thursday, April 16, 2015


Culture and Education

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012), The Culture We Deserve (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1989), p. 4:
Today anybody with a diploma from any institution calling itself educational is counted among the educated, while the disparate doings of our elementary and high schools are also called education. The difference between instruction and education has been forgotten, and it is usual, commonplace, to hear people say that in this or that school or college, students are given an education....Culture and education are qualities found in persons who have first been taught to read and write and then have managed, against heavy odds, to cultivate their minds, to educate themselves.
Hat tip: My old and dear friend Tim N.

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