The Academy: A Place for Thoughtful Discourse in a World that is Shallow and Cheap

It’s a great luxury for a society to take it’s 18 to 21 year olds and to let them develop as thinkers.  

I think that what we’re doing right in the contemporary academy is a very traditional thing.  We are instructing the young.  And the value of instructing the young, persons between 18 and 21, is not to be underestimated.  It’s a great luxury for a society to take it’s 18 to 21 year olds and to let them develop as thinkers.  But it’s a luxury that will make us a more humane, thoughtful, as well as informed society.  

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