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Education After the War


by Nicholas Murray Butler 1919

The name of Lord Melbourne is not to be found in any of the histories of philosophy, but he was a good deal of a philosopher none the less.1 It was Lord Melbourne who said that it is tiresome to discuss education, tiresome to educate, and tiresome to be educated. Even one whose enthusiasm is not dampened after nearly forty years spent in the work of teaching and its oversight may smile in appreciative understanding of Lord Melbourne's cynicism. Whether to discuss education be tiresome or not, it is something which must just now be done, and something for which fatigue, if anticipated, must be endured.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 20 Number 1, 1919, p. 1-15
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3721, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 2:42:28 AM

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