Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My favorite quotes: Hannah Arendt

This is from The Crisis in Education (1954):

“Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it and by the same token save it from that ruin which, except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and young, would be inevitable.

“And education, too, is where we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, nor to strike from their hands their chance of undertaking something unforeseen by us, but to prepare them in advance for the task of renewing a common world.”

1 comment:

Alan aka Avrum ben Avrum said...

Dear New Jewish Education,

I arrived at your blog because I have always had profound respect for Hannah Arendt. Her book including The War Against the Jews and Eichmann in Jerusalem are classics to this very day. Thanks for quoting such an illustrious figure in Jewish historiography.

I am,

Very Sincerely yours,

Alan D. Busch