It was all going so well. James Purnell has been polishing this blog post for some time.
"Does it strike the right level of accessibility, yet still show I'm quite clever ? Can I get away with 'in an F R Leavis kind of way' ? Read it through, would you, Al ?
Learning is not just a means to an end. It’s about meaning — about asking and answering the big questions. Not in an FR Leavis kind of way — there’s no canon, no set texts, nobody is handing down tablets of stone. It’s about working out what we want from life, and learning the empathy that, as Peter Bazalgette argued recently, “is the glue that enables families, communities and countries to function in a civil and civilised manner”.
"Then the online so-and-so's put the piece up with my title wrong...."