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. ¬†Someone connected to the scholar quickly contacted me and corrected me. ¬†I thanked him and made the changes; that kind of vigilance is useful to all of us.But that … Continue reading Commodification of Intellectuals

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 above that of keeping awake: recognition. And it is recognition without a shock, for to a veteran of twelve years old, the traditional … Continue reading Education: The Circle Game