Howard to head foundation created from $3bn Paul Ramsay bequest

1 November 2017

A new foundation — ambitious, generously funded and dedicated to the study and promotion of Western civilisation — will be ­announced within days. It will ­realise the long-held aspiration of healthcare and media entrepreneur Paul Ramsay, who died in 2014 leaving a philanthropic ­bequest of more than $3 billion.

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Nowadays, undergraduates are being taught prematurely to regard the poetic heritage as an oppressive imposition and to suspect it for its latent discriminations in the realm of gender, its privilegings and marginalizations in the realms of class and power. All of this suspicion may be salutary enough when it is exercised by a mind informed by that which it is being taught to suspect, but it is a suspicion which is lamentably destructive of cultural memory when it is induced in minds without any cultural possessions whatever. "
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