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The School and the World

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Author: Victor Gollancz
Co-author: David Somervell
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,566 / 98 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.6
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 431
Added to site: 2008.06.16
mnybks.net#: 21236
Origin: gutenberg.org
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of the paper appeared, and we had already contracted with our advertisers for a second volume when the crash came. In general, of course, the paper was much less important than the Politics Class. The class was a necessity to political education; the paper was a luxury. But it is a man's luxuries that give the clue to his character, and it was the very fact that the paper was always of the nature of a jeu d'esprit, a glorious game, a kind of Fleet Street doll's-house affair, that gave a sense of gay adventure to the pursuit of politics. When the paper had been suppressed, a boy who had never contributed to it said to me, "What a shame!" and he added very pensively, "It was all so extraordinarily romantic!"

But so far the movement had only touched the sixth form, and in a minor degree such lower forms as the writers happened to meet in the course of their professional duties. That was plainly not enough. If boys are learning from their masters something that they really value, their na

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