C.S. Lewis

On the anniversary of his translation to the church triumphant, now fifty years ago, I wanted to share one of my favorite bits of C.S. Lewis. This is a rather obscure passage from the end of “The Silver Chair”, but given the current political climate, it seems appropriate. (Head is British-speak for “School Principal”):

After that, the Head’s friends saw that the Head was no use as a Head, so they got her made an inspector to interfere with other Heads. And when they found she wasn’t much good even at that, they got her elected into Parliament where she lived happily ever after.

Sounds about right. Much wisdom to be found in C.S. Lewis. Much wisdom.

Update: There are many choice bits in “The Silver Chair” dealing with edumacation. Suffice it to say, Lewis had little appreciation for progressive education.

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