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Friday, May 23, 2014

Food for thought

"No society, not even one that cossets the young as much as ours does, can treat you as children forever. A central teaching of Genesis is that knowledge is purchased at the expense of innocence. A core teaching of the ancients is that personal dignity is obtained through habituation to virtue. And at least one basic teaching of true liberalism is that the essential right of free people is the right to offend, and an essential responsibility of free people is to learn how to cope with being offended." 
Wall Street Journal (and former Jerusalem Post) editor Brett Stephens at Haverford College Commencement. (Hat Tip: Gary P - a college classmate of mine).

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