The lecturer is a danger

Ojeando "ABC of Reading", de Ezra Pound, que compré en una de las librerías que más me han gustado del mundo, , encuentro: "The teacher or lecturer is a danger. He very seldom recognizes his nature or his position. The lecturer is a man who must talk for an hour.

France may have acquired the intellectual leadership of Europe when their academic period was cut down to forty minutes.

I also have lectured. The lecturer's first problem is to have enough words to fill forty or sixty minutes. The professor is paid for his time, his results are almost impossible to estimate.

The man who really knows can tell all that is transmissible in a very few words. The economic problem of the teacher is how to string it out so as to be paid for more lessons".