Education: Aristotelian Charter

A column called Words to Live By appears each week in This Week. Authors, philosophers, statesmen, educators and plain citizens choose and comment on quotations, famous or obscure, as a steering gear for readers in "these rudderless days." For No. 22 in the series, Stringfellow ("Winkie") Barr, president of St. John's College, last week plucked a 2,000-year-old thought from Aristotle: "All men desire by nature to know." Wrote Barr:

"Aristotle is not hedging, the way we are doing. He means all—men and women, rich and poor, black and white, young and...

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