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December 28, 2012

The two most regrettable traits in a young mind

The ignorance of the uninformed combined with the arrogance of the zealot.

All too often students in these courses become revved up over a particular writ — solar power, gay marriage, the war on women, multiculturalism — without the skills to present their views logically and persuasively in response to criticism. Heat, not light, is the objective of these classes. --Works and Days » An Anatomy of a Most Peculiar Institution

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 28, 2012 12:17 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Heat,not light-
Obama's attempts at instruction began with a heat within him and his students soon to dissipate into the cold of emptiness.

Posted by: Thalpy at December 30, 2012 12:06 PM

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