What is taught in up-to-date schools is often worth knowing on its own account but is usually taught in such a way that the pupils do not know it at the end. The consequence is that adults have slipshod habits of mind and cease to notice distortions of fact which have a sinister motive.
The modern youth who intends to adopt a profession tends to be idle at school and only to begin hard work when he embarks upon technical training. In law school or medical school he exerts himself to acquire knowledge because it has for him an obvious economic utility.
Source: Mortals and Others, v.1, 1975
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