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The Wizard

(12,605 posts)
11. If she can read something more complex
Thu Jan 23, 2020, 10:03 AM
Jan 2020

than a restaurant menu may I suggest John Henry Cardinal Newman's "The Idea of a University" wherein he explains the difference between a trained man and an educated man. A trained man can do one job well, whereas the educated man can adapt to changing landscapes. If the trained man's skills are obsolete then his ability to earn a living is diminished.
Trump's political success is in appealing to the "poorly educated" who he claims to love but really exploits by lying about obsolete jobs returning. That they haven't been educated makes them vulnerable to Trump's mendacious musings.
The word education goes back to the ancient Greeks meaning to open the mind. Minds like parachutes work best when opened.

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