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19 June 2009

"Irish was beaten into us"

'There is a charming tale of Tchekov's about a man who tried to teach a kitten to catch mice. When it wouldn't run after them, he beat it, with the result that even as an adult cat, it cowered with terror in the presence of a mouse. 'This is the man,' Tchekov adds, 'who taught me Latin.' Bertrand Russell, Freedom versus Authority in Education, 1928

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