What’s education for, anyway?

Let’s hear it for the  wise longshoreman, medaled by LBJ:

Quotation by Eric Hoffer: The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people.

The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.

Not bad, eh?

Source: Eric Hoffer Quote – Liberty Quotes Blog

Whom to blame for the Anti-Israel UN Security Council Vote? Cherchez le TIMES

NY version, that is:

In my view, the guilty party here isn’t so much either President Obama or Prime Minister Netanyahu, but the New York Times.

The UN vote — “disgraceful,” as Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon put it — was in fact the culmination of a successful, year-long editorial campaign by that newspaper.

It was a campaign aimed precisely at taking Israel’s security decisions out of the hands of Israel’s democratically elected leaders and placing those decisions, instead, in the custody of a council whose members include Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Communist China and Venezuela.

Not a good replacement, no, no, no.

Source: Blame the New York Times for the Disgraceful Anti-Israel UN Security Council Vote | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com