The Twilight of the Professors

By |2015-04-29T07:45:13-05:00August 21st, 2013|Categories: Classical Education, Classical Learning, Conservatism, Culture, Education, Liberal Learning|Tags: |

The traditional ideal of the professor—a vaguely eccentric, impractical seeker of truth always teetering, like the Greek philosopher Thales, on the brink of some well or other—has all but disappeared. Though obviously a caricature, this stereotype at least captured the essence of what a professor should be: someone whose life is passionately consumed with the [...]