An intermittently Liberal anthology compiled by Jonathan Calder

Wednesday, November 10, 2004  

The futility of reform
Headmaster: The first thing he will do is abolish corporal punishment, the second thing he'll do is abolish compulsory games. And the third thing he'll do is abolish the cadet corps. Those are the three things liberal schoolmasters always do, matron, the first opportunity they get. They think it makes the sensitive boys happy. In my experience sensitive boys are never happy anyway, so what is the point?

Alan Bennett Forty Years On (1968)

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