How a Generation Lost Its Common Culture

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

7658268052_13aaf66e0b_b_college-studentsA good read by ‘Minding the Campus‘:

My students are know-nothings. They are exceedingly nice, pleasant, trustworthy, mostly honest, well-intentioned, and utterly decent. But their brains are largely empty, devoid of any substantial knowledge that might be the fruits of an education in an inheritance and a gift of a previous generation. They are the culmination of western civilization, a civilization that has forgotten nearly everything about itself, and as a result, has achieved near-perfect indifference to its own culture.

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