Monday, September 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

Scholars too often speak only among themselves, in rarefied vocabularies. I think one of the reasons we’re in the mess we’re in as a society is because people who actually know something refuse to communicate that to the public. In graduate school I made a vow that I would never allow my work to become so recondite that I couldn’t communicate with a larger audience.

-Randall Balmer, John Philips Chair of Religion, Dartmouth University