Jacques Barzun’s wonderful book, From Dawn to Decadence, has been a companion for more than a decade. Dog-eared, covered in indecipherable marks and notes, its front cover long since torn away, I dip in whenever I can and always emerge refreshed.
I’ve just re-read this great passage on Montaigne’s views on education and thought I would post. I love ‘severe gentleness’ and the idea of the ‘double mind.’
Absolutely – well-made not well -filled.
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