* Source: Ecucation and the Social Order, 1932, chap. 6.)

( Every social system has its appropriate educational instrument, which in the case of the British oligarchy was the public school - Eaton first and ...
Pshychologically, the most important aspect of the preparatory and public school system is that, at an early age, it removes a boy from home and from all feminine influence, leaving him exposed defenceless to the ill-treatment of older boys and the possible hostility of his contemporaries, compelled to keep to himself all the desire for kindness and mothering which he retains from childhood, and obliged to centre such sentiment as he cannot repress exclusively unpn other boys. ... and by the time he is forty he thinks that his school years were the happiest time of his life. But his happiness, such as it was, came from the exercise of trivial authority and the admiration which he received for unimportant merits.)

(... ; he desires people to govern, people to whom he will seem a god-like being. So he goes to live among uncivilized people, or at least people whom he believes to be uncivilized: he becomes and empire-builder, an outpost of culture, a man whose mission it is to bring Western enlightenment into dark places. If the "natives" regard him as the small boys did during his last days at school, all goes well: he is kind and gracious, upright and hard-working, stoical about the loneliness and discomfort, which are no worse than what he edudured in his first years at school.)