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Finally—and I know I’m on sensitive ground here—look at what happened during the first four years of the Iraq War. We were stuck. It wasn’t the fault of the enlisted ranks or the noncoms or the junior officers. It was the fault of the senior leadership, whether military or civilian or both. We weren’t just not winning, we weren’t even changing direction.

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So what I saw around me were great kids who had been trained to be world-class hoop jumpers. Any goal you set them, they could achieve. Any test you gave them, they could pass with flying colors. They were, as one of them put it herself, “excellent sheep.” I had no doubt that they would continue to jump through hoops and ace tests and go on to Harvard Business School, or Michigan Law School, or Johns Hopkins Medical School, or Goldman Sachs, or McKinsey consulting, or whatever. And this approach would indeed take them far in life. They would come back for their 25th reunion as a partner at White & Case, or an attending physician at Mass General, or an assistant secretary in the Department of State.

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That is exactly what places like Yale mean when they talk about training leaders. Educating people who make a big name for themselves in the world, people with impressive titles, people the university can brag about. People who make it to the top. People who can climb the greasy pole of whatever hierarchy they decide to attach themselves to.

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Adam Nicolson’s look at the great avian ocean voyagers

Science, in the Poll-Parrot period, arranges itself naturally and easilyaround collections--the identifying and naming of specimens and, in general,the kind of thing that used to be called "natural philosophy."To know the name and properties of things is, at this age, a satisfactionin itself; to recognize a devil's coach-horse at sight, and assure one'sfoolish elders, that, in spite of its appearance, it does not sting; tobe able to pick out Cassiopeia and the Pleiades, and perhaps even to knowwho Cassiopeia and the Pleiades were; to be aware that a whale is not afish, and a bat not a bird--all these things give a pleasant sensationof superiority; while to know a ring snake from an adder or a poisonousfrom an edible toadstool is a kind of knowledge that also has practicalvalue.

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In this essay, Miss Sayers suggests that we presently teach our childreneverything but how to learn. She proposes that we adopt a suitably modifiedversion of the medieval scholastic curriculum for methodological reasons.

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But I am not here to consider the feelings of academic bodies: I amconcerned only with the proper training of the mind to encounter and dealwith the formidable mass of undigested problems presented to it by themodern world. For the tools of learning are the same, in any and everysubject; and the person who knows how to use them will, at any age, getthe mastery of a new subject in half the time and with a quarter of theeffort expended by the person who has not the tools at his command. Tolearn six subjects without remembering how they were learnt does nothingto ease the approach to a seventh; to have learnt and remembered the artof learning makes the approach to every subject an open door.

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Leadership is what you are here to learn—the qualities of character and mind that will make you fit to command a platoon, and beyond that, perhaps, a company, a battalion, or, if you leave the military, a corporation, a foundation, a department of government. Solitude is what you have the least of here, especially as plebes. You don’t even have privacy, the opportunity simply to be physically alone, never mind solitude, the ability to be alone with your thoughts. And yet I submit to you that solitude is one of the most important necessities of true leadership. This lecture will be an attempt to explain why.