Category Archive: jacques barzun

Commodification of Intellectuals

Some time back, I posted a few comments along with a quote from Jacques Barzun–including one factual error and, in the quote, a bit of mistyping. ┬áSomeone connected to the scholar quickly contacted… Continue reading

Education: The Circle Game

Writing more than fifty years ago, the historian and cultural critic Jacques Barzun commented upon the multiple-choice test: Taking an objective test is simply pointing. It calls for the least effort of mind… Continue reading