The opportunistic teacher who embraces the leisure interests of his pupils in the hope of leading them to higher things is as frequently unsympathetic to the really valuable qualities of popular culture as his colleague who remains resolutely hostile. A true training in discrimination is concerned with pleasure.
Bronowski was a WWI-era Polish immigrant to the UK, who began his academic career as a mathematician but would eventually gain international fame with his signature "two cultures" multimedia work, "The Ascent of Man." His military experiences during and shortly after WWII molded his approach to teaching and learning into a practice more akin to what Alice Miller calls "enlightened witnessing." He died in NY in 1974 and was buried in London. (Photo: BBC Radio)