Educating Mr Miliband and Mr Di Canio

Education is the formation, by means of instruction, of mental habits and an outlook on life. It is unsurprising then, when people who have the same type of education, such as those who went to public schools or those who were educated in trades and trade unions, tend to have very similar outlooks. They may, as a group, differ in the detail, but the thrust of what they have as their weltanschauung occupies reasonably well defined parameters. I can illustrate this by two examples in the news. Continue reading