A Glorious Dream

“...getting to know, on all the matters which most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world, and, through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits...” Matthew Arnold, 1875 Preface to Culture and Anarchy

American high school seniors in 2001 Q: When the United States entered the Second World War, one of its allies was... Survey says: A. Germany - 19 % B. Japan - 9 % C. the Soviet Union - 48% D. Italy - 24%
[WTF !!??] [maybe the Germans did bomb Pearl Harbor?] [Correct!] [lovers not fighters?]

Source: U.S. Department of Education

“The Internet mirrors society. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, don’t break the mirror.”
Vint Cerf
[an actual inventor of the Internet]

New York Sun February 7, 1909

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