Article by Nick Millet
A Fire to Be Kindled
- Common Man the Master of His Own Destiny “Only here in America were the common folk of the Old World given a chance to show what they could do on their own, without a master to push or order them about. History contrived an earth-shattering joke when it lifted by the nape of the neck lowly peasants, shopkeepers, laborers, paupers, jailbirds, and drunks from the midst of Europe, dumped them on a vast continent and said, go to it it’s yours!” -Eric Hoffer- The Ordeal of Change
a) Lincoln had 50 weeks of formal education, Franklin ended school at 10 years old, Washington had only 2 years..