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Classics for the People

A Classical education was never just for the elite, but was a precious and inspiring part of working-class British life




The hero of Thomas Hardy’s tragic novel Jude the Obscure (1895) is a poor stonemason living in a Victorian village who is desperate to study Latin and Greek at university. He gazes, from the top of a ladder leaning against a rural barn, on the spires of the University of Christminster (a fictional substitute for Oxford). The spires, vanes and domes ‘like the topaz gleamed’ in the distance. The lustrous topaz shares its golden colour with the stone used to build Oxbridge colleges, but it is also one of the hardest minerals in nature. Jude’s fragile psyche... Show more...
 
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_**“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”


― Plato **_

#politics #democracy #freedom #plato #philosophy #ancient #ancientgreece #ancient greece
 
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Why do many #native / #aboriginal / #ind
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Zu Platons Kritik an der #Demokratie


Die natürlichen Anlagen eines Menschen bestimmten damit für Platon auch, wer einen Staat zu regieren habe. Diese Rolle sprach er den Philosophen zu. Er verlangte, dass „die Philosophen in den Staaten Könige werden oder die Könige […] und Herrscher echte und gute #Philosophen […] und […] in eine Hand zusammenfallen politische Macht und Philosophie […] und […] die Vielzahl derer, die sich heute auf Grund ihrer Anlage nur der einen der zwei Aufgaben widmen, mit Gewalt davon ferngehalten wird.“ [17]Dass es sich bei der #Politeia um eine Utopie handelt, verdeutlichen die eben erwähnten Vorstellungen Platons zum #... Show more...
 
I cannot #teach in #publicSchool anymore:
Designing #Education, produced by the Education Department, redefined the term "education" after the #Prussian fashion as "a means to achieve important #economic and #social goals of a national character."
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The document sets out clearly the #intentions of its creators — nothing less than "impersonal manipulation" through #schooling of a future
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#Allegory #Cave #Plato #Julian #Assange #generation #liberty #freedom #facebook
 

#DARK-JOURNALIST & JOSEPH #FARRELL #X SERIES VII: THE #ORPHIC #CIRCLE #PLATO #MYSTERIES & THE #UFO FILE!

X-SERIES VII: ORPHIC CIRCLE MYSTERY SCHOOLS
#DarkJournalist #DanielLiszt continues the groundbreaking X-SERIES that follows the X Steganography through the history of Political and Covert groups coordinating in a #stealth fashion the #secret work of the
 
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