” Show me a university which is a hotbed of thin-skinned offence-taking, where every unacceptable idea is policed and every person who happens to hold one is hounded out of a job, and I will show you a university that isn’t a university but an ideological prison camp and indoctrination centre. “


” You know you are grown sentimental when you start counting the cygnets on the duck pond in the park to be sure none has perished since you counted last. “


” Politically it’s easy to salve one’s conscience, no matter that salving it rarely makes the problem go away. You join the Labour Party, write articles attacking the privileged, give the money you spend on opera tickets to homeless charities, and vow never to go to anything that can be considered elitist again. “


” As a young man, I wooed, unsuccessfully, with Puccini. It’s important to get your operas right. “


” The young come in many guises: vigorous and passionate, vindictive and mean-spirited. And not every person over 65 is dozing in a retirement home. “



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Show me a university which is a hotbed of thin-skinned offence-taking, where every unacceptable idea is policed and every person who happens to hold one is hounded out of a job, and I will show you a university that isn
You know you are grown sentimental when you start counting the cygnets on the duck pond in the park to be sure none has perished since you counted last.


Politically it
As a young man, I wooed, unsuccessfully, with Puccini. It
The young come in many guises: vigorous and passionate, vindictive and mean-spirited. And not every person over 65 is dozing in a retirement home.
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