Lapham’s Quarterly June/July 2022: Education – Pt. 5 & Final – Addendum

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham’s Quarterly, Reading, Book Review]
[Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham’s Quarterly.]
[Some of LQ’s contents are available free.]
[L.Q. cover, quotes, and images are from Lapham’s Quarterly June/July 2022:Education, except where noted.]
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[NEW to Lapham’s Quarterly? See the standard notes at the end of this review. After 50+ LQ summaries I jump right in.]

[This is a READING section, for those who might stumble in looking for photos. There is, however, an informative photography (!) article available on the L.Q. website about technical and philosophical aspects of color. It can be found HERE.]

The online Table of Contents has been published for this issue, here. Voices in Time underlined links on the left lead to available FREE extracts, on the right they lead to author info.

Available extracts can also be accessed here, using the List option near the top, though it is less easy to know what you’re getting.

Extracts on which I commented ref. Education include:

  1. The Preamble: Hearts and Minds, well-worth reading.
  2. Talleyrand, a sensible advocation for education for all. (Though not as much for women, yet. Too early.)
  3. Traherne, from A Schoolmaster’s Diary. I liked this one. Very worth-while, very readable.
  4. International League for the Rational Education of Children echos Fernando Ferrer’s views on learning by doing.
  5. Epps, on Critical Race Theory, and Montessori, are available online.

Browse my posts on Education. If you see others that pique your curiosity, search L.Q. online,

The next issue of L.Q., as it endeavors to catch up with its post-pandemic quarterly publishing schedule, is FREEDOM, due in March they say.

You have been kind to read this. Thank you.

The standard notes:
1. Since L.Q.’s inception with the Winter 2008 issue its size is always 7″ x 10″ x 1/2-17/32″. It is white-covered, printed on high quality paper throughout, with richly printed reproductions of fine art from time immemorial, and 221 pages up to a page or two of addenda at the back.
2. Each issue contains extracts about the title topic from great authors and thinkers spanning all recorded history. It begins with an eloquent, to a fault, preamble/introduction by editor Lewis Lapham. The main body is called Voices In Time and contains 3 or 4 subcategories of the topic with about 25 extracts per section. Noteworthy sidebars, side quotes, and depictions of appropriate art from the ages are liberally distributed throughout. Several extended contemporary essays bring up the rear. There are several other small sections every issue (Among the Contributors, Conversations, Miscellany, ‘The Graphic’).
3. Per the L.Q. website:
“Lapham’s Quarterly embodies the belief that history is the root of all education, scientific and literary as well as political and economic. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern—war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime—by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past.”
4. I encourage all to subscribe to this fine publication. It is a rich supplement to anyone’s reading.


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