Sufficiently Educated to Embrace the Simplistic

Theodore Dalrymple picks up a book by Ivor Brown while browsing through his vast library and the result is this Quadrant essay.

Unlike many of his modern equivalents, however, he was in favour of the maintenance of civilisation and high culture, not because of its snob value but because he thought it was high rather than low. In his view it was free for anyone to enter, which is not the same as saying that it must be entered by people in exact proportion as their characteristics appear in the general population.

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