Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lin Yutang

...he may also have been expressing his own amused antipathy to the tyranny of the American fetish for advanced degrees which he elsewhere openly ridiculed. Soon after his Harvard days, he categorized American Ph.D.’s as “men who need a rank to earn their own bread and other people’s respect.” --A. Owen Aldridge, Irving Babbit and Lin Yutang, Modern Age Fall 1999

Recommended reading:
by Lin Yutang at Reading Rat

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