From the May/June, 2012 issue of Touchstone
education Student Assembly by Anthony Esolen

Student Assembly

Today’s Mass Education Pushes Children Away from Virtue into Mere Hygiene

by Anthony Esolen

Have you ever waited in line to tour the gigantic, boxlike “machines for living” built by Le Corbusier? Have you purchased tickets to sleep a night in a fifteen-story apartment complex? Have you surveyed a sprawling paper mill or bottling plant and said, “If only my house looked like one of those”? Neither have I. We are human beings, after all.

Yet this insight, that homes actually presuppose human beings to live in them, with human bodies, and a human nature, has had no eff . . .


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