[Marxism] Fwd: Re "the whole Harvard mystique"

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Mar 21 07:51:13 MST 2006


>Louis,
>
>I just caught your Marxism list post "a Dave Van Ronk joke" and was 
>reminded of Henry David Thoreau's take on Harvard, i.e.:  "[Thoreau] was 
>never happy about the teaching methods used at Harvard -- Ralph Waldo 
>Emerson is supposed to have remarked that most of the branches of learning 
>were taught at Harvard, and Thoreau to have replied, 'Yes, indeed, all the 
>branches and none of the roots.'" 
><http://www.thoreau.niu.edu/thoreau_life.html>
>
>Best,
>
>Carl
>


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