As we continue to sink, hereditary elites look better and better

January 16, 2014

According to The New York Times:Teacher and pupil by Anton Müller

How do you translate the poetry of high aspiration into the prose of effective governance? This is the common problem today.

Practical knowledge is hard to see, but it is embedded in traditions of behavior. It is embedded in the lives of older legislators and public servants, and it is passed down by imitation to the younger ones.

This craft of governing well has been forsaken and disrespected, but you will not be effective in public life unless you find a wise old person who will teach you the tricks of the trade, hour after hour, side by side.

To read the entire op-ed in The New York Times, please click here.

 Capitol Building

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share

Previous post:

Next post: