Category: Quotes

Lecturing Lecture-Haters 0

Lecturing Lecture-Haters

I saw a tweet in the middle of the day – wish I could find it now – that remarked on the irony of a day full of lectures delivered to a roomful of people who love to decry the...

Offensive? 0

Offensive?

Kornheiser then repeated one of his radio mantras: “If you put a live microphone in front of someone, eventually that person will say something wrong.” That’s true of all the radio greats like Stern, Imus and Limbaugh. (Though Kornheiser doesn’t...

The fall of “isms” 0

The fall of “isms”

A historical hallmark of “isms” and charismatic movements is to dig deeper when they falter—to insist that the “thing” itself, whether it be Peronism, or socialism, etc., had not been tried but that the leader had been undone by forces...

Inventive Genius 2

Inventive Genius

Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise. ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is a silly proverb. ‘Necessity is the mother of futile dodges’ is much nearer to the truth. The basis of the...

Mindlessness in Education 0

Mindlessness in Education

Mindlessness is the most pertinent and accurate criticism of American education. There has been a great deal of activity in the field of educational innovation and experimentation, but most of it has not been adequately evaluated…Charles Silberman noted that education...

“…what we fear we could become.” 0

“…what we fear we could become.”

But as the first grieving fades, and all those people Jackson’s lawyers paid to keep quiet get other people to pay for their stories, the tabloid tattling will return. The noise should be as instructive as it is ugly. It...