Painting of three young children lying in a grassy field.

Arcadia, by Thomas Eakins, c. 1883. Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot. 

Youth

Volume VII, Number 3 | summer 2014

Miscellany

Thomas Edison received three months of formal education at the age of eight before his mother homeschooled him. Benjamin Franklin quit school at age ten, Charles Dickens at twelve.

Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1945

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#03 John Micklethwait

Lewis Lapham talks to John Micklethwait about rethinking the machinery of the state in the twenty-first century. More