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Nietzsche on Classics and Classicists

It is not true that culture can be acquired only from the classics. We can get something from them, but not “culture” as that word is understood nowadays. Our own culture is based upon a completely castrated and mendacious classical curriculum. To see how little effect this curriculum has, just take a look at our classicists. Thanks to the classics, they should be our best educated men: are they?

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