"I mean once more to assert the unfashionable truth. Truth is never out of date. It has sometimes happened that a tentative experience has thrown so much light upon a bad system as to reopen the discussion with better guidance than the previous."
—Robert Lewis Dabney
By any measurement, R. L. Dabney was one of the most remarkable men of 19th century America. He wrote the included essays with prophetic insight in the latter 19th century, when public education was still in its infancy and before America started to adopt statist philosophies under the "New Deal".
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