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    Quotables: The Paideia of God

    August 9, 2009 by Brandy Vencel
    The Paideia of God
    by Doug Wilson

    Unless we are careful, the return to classical education will be diverted into an earlier, rigorist form of modernism. This will not represent true educational reform; rather it will be just the next sorry chapter of the perennial teetertottering of Apollonians and Dionysians, going up and down, up and down.

    {p. 77}

    Mastery of a given word comes from having seen it functioning in countless situations, most of which the speaker has entirely forgotten. Someone who looked up a word in the dictionary, who memorized the definitions there, and who could tell you all about the day he learned that word and the circumstances under which he mastered all its definitions would have a wooden mastery indeed.

    {p. 94}

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