[PETKOFF‘s daughter RAINA makes a perfectly timed and spectacular entrance]
PETKOFF (aside to Catherine, beaming with parental pride). Pretty, isn’t it? She always appears at the right moment.
CATHERINE (impatiently). Yes: she listens for it. It is an abominable habit.
— George Bernard Shaw, Arms and the Man
In this post, I want to revisit the progressive versus traditionalist educational debate from what I hope will be an original perspective.
TV critic Clive James once made, I think, a telling observation about auteur director Ken Russell’s films of the lives of the great composers: that, although full of swelling sound and technicolour visual fury, they never showed any of the artists sitting down quietly at a desk and getting on with some actual work.
And, while I yield to no-one in my admiration for the work of physicist Richard Feynman, it is a…
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