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Jacques Barzun

Jacques Martin Barzun (November 30, 1907 – October 25, 2012) was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture. He wrote on a range of topics as broad as baseball and classical music, but is perhaps best known as a philosopher of education.

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    Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
    Jacques Barzun (b. 1907)

    I’ve learned one thing about life. We’re a good deal like that ball, dancing on the fountain. We know as little about the forces that move us, and move the world around us, as that empty ball does.
    Ardel Wray, Edward Dien, and Jacques Tourneur. Dr. Galbraith(James Bell)

    A culture may be conceived as a network of beliefs and purposes in which any string in the net pulls and is pulled by the others, thus perpetually changing the configuration of the whole. If the cultural element called morals takes on a new shape, we must ask what other strings have pulled it out of line. It cannot be one solitary string, nor even the strings nearby, for the network is three-dimensional at least.
    —Jacques Barzun (b. 1907)