Sunday, June 19, 2016

Becoming European …

TLSWaking up in Europa – The TLS. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
In Cambridge I began to learn that you can’t learn everything. Other people are clever too and some of them actually read the set books instead of sitting around writing poems. Attendance at a university can save you – or should save you: the prophylactic effect has grown less certain in recent times – from the tendency of the autodidact to overrate himself. As Camus argued, a functioning democracy depends on those people who know that they don’t know everything.

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