Friday, June 1, 2007

On useful literacy

David Warren:

Prospects do not look good, in the state schools through which the “politically correct” cancer has metastasized. They graduate students who are unbelievably narrow; who have no concept of historical time. They can read, technically -- at least, many of them can -- but it is no use to them. For they are incapable of learning anything from what they read, of growing out of their childlike narcissism. They can assimilate nothing except slogans. The only thing they have is “high self-esteem.”