To suit the Action to the Word, the Word to the Action

An entry well worth reading for anyone interested in the arts and in society’s future, from theatre critic Joyce McMillan, on the legacy of Steve Jobs:

And above all, they would mean a revolution in education, not least at tertiary level; an end to the doomed effort to respond to every vague and fleeting demand of the labour market, a rethink of the ill-advised “commercialisation” of the sector, and a return to the idea of the university as a wellspring of knowledge about the finest achievements of humankind in science, philosophy and the arts – not so much a bestower of “quaifications”, as a source of wisdom, and of the kind of cultural richness and deep knowledge that nourishes creative inspiration, over a lifetime.


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