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John Scopes on Higher Education


A friend who watched Alleged last night for the first time — and enjoyed, as I did — emails us to point out this great quote, noted in the film, from John Scopes of Monkey Trial fame. It’s from Scopes’s own memoirs of his history-making experience in Dayton, Tennessee:

I have often said that there is more intolerance in higher education than in all the mountains of Tennessee.

Well said. Source: John T. Scopes, The Center of the Storm (New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1967), p. 276.