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The 2,000 Year War on Education
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In 1966 the English philosopher and novelist Colin Wilson published “Introduction To the New Existentialism” which included the following passage:10

For the ‘new existentialism’ is a revolution in psychology. It is the recognition that the usual distinction between sanity and insanity is a false one. We are all insane; the difference between Napoleon and a madman who believes he is Napoleon is a difference in degree, not in kind; both are acting on a limited set of assumptions.

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