In his Wall Street Journal piece "Indoctrination Has no Place in Education," Mr. Galston writes: "Quoting Aristotle, [Christopher Rufo] insists that young people must be educated to embrace the beliefs and traits of character needed to sustain the form of government in which they live."
Increasingly, I find myself believing that Samuel Johnson was wrong and that it's philosophy, not patriotism, that's the last refuge of the scoundrel. These days, some philosophy bros are some of the most illiberal scoundrels around.
Great essays in today’s run down. Just added 3 more substacks to my list! Oh dear!