Monday, August 20, 2012

Atomization, Indeed

Just a touch more pertaining to the Coleridge prophesy of the Benthamite atomization:

Throughout his life, Kirk emphasized the lessons of the ancients, that the ends of education are wisdom and virtue, and knowledge of a body of truth. The aims of the new curriculum, the aims of progressivism (personal advancement, technical training, social mobility, certification, et al.), were not the means of ordering the soul or the commonwealth, and in fact, were rather the means of confusion.

Yes, indeed. Of course, we have Benthamites today, such as Sullivan (ex-Bucyrus) and his Industrialist/Utilitarian disciples, which include such as Charlie Sykes and Belling.

Of all people, Sykes should know better.

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