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.

The boy is, of all wild beasts, the most difficult to manage. 

- Plato, c. 348 BC

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LQ Podcast

#56 Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit. More