Freedom of Heaven & the Freedom of Hell

oodrow Wilson once remarked that the purpose of the modern university was to make young men as unlike their fathers as possible, fathers who had immersed themselves in business and could no longer see the grand sweep of history.

Otherwise, their sons would be hard to enlist in the progressive movement, man's march toward greater enlightenment and freedom.

Wilson's dictum was, in a way, Immanuel Kant's philosophy, translated into practical politics. Man is growing at last into adulthood, Kant suggested in his 1784 manifesto What Is Enlightenment? Man is learning to think for himself, liberating himself from the malign influence of traditional authorities and the past.
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