Because life is a series of edits

Classical Education in a Democracy

In Books on September 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Great quote shared by friend and Head of School compatriot, Nathan Carr, of Providence Hall Classical Christian School here in OKC:

“Democratic youth must be tempered: snatched from the fire of democracy and plunged into the water of classical education. Only this fire-and-water dialectic will prevent the true advantages of democracy from becoming liabilities. For whereas democracy releases the energy enabling man to gain the whole world, he avails himself of this superabundant force, like Faust, at the risk of losing his own soul. It is the prime objective of classical education in a democracy, therefore, to turn man’s attention away from worldly gain and only the soul’s salvation.”

From Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education by David Hicks

If the American Dream (Republican or Democrat version) is in there, I'm not finding it.

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