Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Myth of the Classically Educated Elite

Naomi Kanakia at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

"Of course, it’s undeniable that there have been periods of time when the elite placed a high value on being cultured, but there have also been periods when the opposite was true: when paying too much attention to books was considered ungentlemanly. And there’s substantial evidence that the latter periods have tended to predominate, especially in the last 300 years of British and American history.

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