During my first week in office at Oberlin, a professor, twenty years my senior, had dropped by my office to wish me well. As he left he said, “Good-bye, Dad”—those very words! I thought it was a joke until I saw the expression on his face: it was that of a little boy. The words that had escaped his lips had nothing to do with me as an individual, everything to do with my office and title.
|By: masaccio Sunday March 6, 2011 10:30 am|
John Dewey reminds of that the principles of democracy include faith in our fellow citizens. It is a hard lesson.