Before the fall of Spiro Agnew it was fast becoming the new conventional wisdom to believe our communications media had become philosophically corrupt.
This address (non-controversial and non-partisan) is on the subject because as Americans we ought always, like Lincoln, to seek for the meaning of great events.
Nations are not brought by the stork; nor do nations come into being as a result of any sort of social contract.
There is a portion of the educational market that operates outside the government structure, free to rise or fall to satisfy market demands.
Whether total investment, employment, or revenue is considered, education currently is the biggest and the most rapidly expanding major American industry.
There are many other men who, in our time of troubles and mass uniformity of opinion have maintained their moral and intellectual integrity.
“The world needs a sizable country, such as is yours, as a center of moral and political regeneration.“
The American public, taken as a whole, has forgotten—or else never knew—that the ends of education are wisdom and virtue.
We know of no human community whose members do not have a vision of perfection in which the frustrations inherent in our human condition are transcended.
When economic nationalism runs rampant and international trade and commerce disintegrate, a worldwide depression is unavoidable.