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Richard Mitchell

Professor of classics at Glassboro State College (New Jersey), editor of The Underground Grammarian and author of Less Than Words Can Say (1979) and other works


There is only one Education, and it has only one goal: the freedom of the mind. Anything that needs an adjective, be it civics education, or socialist education, or Christian education, or whatever-you-like education, is not education, and it has some different goal. The very existence of modified 'educations' is testimony to the fact that their proponents cannot bring about what they want in a mind that is free. An 'education' that cannot do its work in a free mind, and so must 'teach' by homily and precept in the service of these feelings and attitudes and beliefs rather than those, is pure and unmistakable tyranny.

Sep. 1982 - from The Underground Grammerian