Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Galbraith on lecturing

“Lectures,” said McCrimmon, “are our most flexible art form.  Any idea, however slight, can be expanded to fill fifty-five minutes; any idea, however great, can be condensed to that time.  And if no ideas are available, there can always be discussion.  Discussion is the vacuum that fills a vacuum.”
—John Kenneth Galbraith in A Tenured Professor (1990), page 39.

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