In his book Creativity (p 100), John Cleese offers four questions one ought ask of a test reader:
- Where were you bored?
- Where Could you not understand what was going on?
- Where did you not find things credible?
- Was there anything that you found emotionally confusing?
A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?
–– George Washington
You can find this quoted here.
This lines up nicely with my prescription to emphasize teaching philosophy and economics to our young. These are precisely the areas of knowledge one would want to navigate a democracy with any monitary system (but especially any form of capitalism).
Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died by Tom Wolfe
Just be forwarned that Wolfe’s grasp of science is quite lacking.
Find papers on just about any subject and read until your eyes fall out of your head.
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