Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Man of letters …

‘The Collected Prose of T.S. Eliot’ Review: Keeper of the Flame. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

As he views politics as being too serious to be left to the politicians, the man of letters feels education is hopeless without a clear ideal of the educated individual. “I hope,” Eliot wrote in “Notes Towards the Definition of Culture,” “that we shall not consciously or unconsciously drift towards the view that it is better for everyone to have a second-rate education than for only a small minority to have the best.” Which is, of course, where we are today.

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