The Golden Sextant
“A republic, if you can keep it.”
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
— John Adams
of a Republic
Rule of Law
and Equality before the Law
In the fall of 1950, the first alumni sons entered the School: Bill Elwell ‘54, son of William P. Elwell ‘27, in Form II and yours truly in grade 5. By then, there remained only three teachers who had served under Dr. Howe: Finch Keller, Charlie Jenney and Angelo...
In 1930 an article by Dr. Howe entitled “Will vs. Brains as Assets to Education” appeared in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Dec. 18, 1930). The main focus of the article, as the title suggests, was on students, but its key message addressed how to develop in them good character and common sense.