Saturday, August 05, 2006


"Among the senior executives of the University … [lives] the pedagogocratic ambition of subjecting all acts of civil and political life to the moral magisterium of the University."

Pierre Bourdieu, and Jean-Claude Passeron
Reproduction in Education, Society, and Culture

What a wonderful word: pedagogocratic, which must mean something like "rule by teachers." Bourdieu coined this word right in this passage. It has not been taken up by the world at large yet (fancy that).

But our time will come …