03/18/2013: Menand in Favor of Enforced Conformity

Independence of mind is tolerated in college, and even honored, but students have to master the accepted ways of doing things before they are permitted to deviate. Ideally, we want everyone to go to college, because college gets everyone on the same page. It’s a way of producing a society of like-minded grownups.

Louis Menand
The New Yorker, June 6, 2011

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