JS Mill on education

A general state education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another: and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleses the preominant ower in teh government, whether this be a monarch, a priesthood, an aristocracy, or the majority of the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by natural tendency to one over the body.

John Stuart Mill, quoted in E.G. West, Education and the State: A Study in Political Economy, Liberty Fund Books

Today is the big day

If you register for the conference by midnight, you will save $15/person while guaranteeing a seat. Quite a few registations have come in over the past couple weeks. No, you are not about to be shut out, but there’s no telling how long it will take to fill. Go to www.circeinstitute.org to secure your future! Or at least your seat.

Hazlitt on controversial subjects

“When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.”

– William Hazlitt, English writer and literary critic (1778-1830)

“The end of all learning” – Erasmus

“All studies, philosophy, rhetoric are followed for this one object, that we may know Christ and honor him.  This is the end of all learning and eloquence.”

– Desiderius Erasmus