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SOME PERCEPTIVE COMMENTATORS
ON CURRENT AFFAIRS IN 2018

Steve Sailer
Barbara Kay
Theodore Dalrymple
John Derbyshire
Heather MacDonald
Victor Davis Hanson
Frank Furedi
Patrick Buchanan

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KENNETH WESTHUES
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University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for December 2018:

Classic:
In a democratic community … the aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education.
— John Dewey, Democracy and Education, 1916, p. 96.

 

Direct:
The goal of education is not just a predictable acceptance of new ideas but the necessarily unpredictable manner of incorporating new ideas into those already held.
First Sociology, 1982, p. 389

Garden moment for December 2018:

Niagara's Horseshoe Falls in early winter. No ice floes yet. The warmth of summer lingers in the water, sending plumes of mist skyward.


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