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The Rise of the Meritocracy The Rise of the Meritocracy by Michael Young
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“Educational injustice enabled people to preserve their illusions, inequality of opportunity fostered the myth of human equality.”
Michael Young, The Rise of the Meritocracy
“The highest fulfilment lies in submission.”
Michael Young, The Rise of the Meritocracy
“They assumed that some men were better than others, and only waited to be told in what respect.”
Michael Young, The Rise of the Meritocracy
“Were we to evaluate people, not only according to their intelligence and their education, their occupation, and their power, but according to their kindliness and their courage, their imagination and sensitivity, their sympathy and generosity, there could be no classes.”
Michael Young, The Rise of the Meritocracy
“The classless society would also be the tolerant society, in which individual differences were actively encouraged as well as passively tolerated, in which full meaning was at last given to the dignity of man.”
Michael Young, The Rise of the Meritocracy
“Every human being would then have equal opportunity, not to rise up in the world in the light of any mathematical measure, but to develop his own special capacities for leading a rich life.”
Michael Young, The Rise of the Meritocracy
“by imperceptible degrees an aristocracy of birth has turned into an aristocracy of talent.”
Michael Young, The Rise of the Meritocracy