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Jeremiah Was Right


by Thomas H. Briggs 1931

JEREMIAH, the son of Hilkiah, had a habit which philosophers have always praised but which his people did not like.1 He told the truth. And because the truth that was revealed to him by a dispassionate looking at facts and by a passionate devotion to ideals was unpleasant, he was despised, reviled, thrown into prison, and starved in an old well. To this day his name is used in contumely to indicate a person who talks of those things which others prefer to ignore.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 32 Number 8, 1931, p. 679-695
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 7079, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 9:38:25 AM

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