Peter Ryan

The Only Justifiable End of Eloquence

I realised when I was emailing the typescript to Quadrant’s Editor for consideration for his issue of June 2013, that it was a little different from the usual run of my copy. The essay dealt, in general, with the awfulness of the education being handed out nowadays to the unfortunate children in all too many of our schools. I hadn’t consciously intended any change of approach or style or tone, but there it was: a substantial part of the article had certainly taken the form of an intimate memoir of my own eleven years of schooling. This I received in…

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