Any nation that expects to be ignorant and free,” Jefferson said, “expects what never was and never will be.” And if the gap between the educated and the uneducated in America continues to grow as it is in our time, as fast as or faster than the gap between the rich and the poor, the gap between the educated and the uneducated is going to be of greater consequence and the more serious threat to our way of life. We must not, by any means, misunderstand that.
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I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.
In time I began to understand that it’s when you start writing that you really find out what you don’t know and need to know.