On Hedgehogs and Synods — By: Crisis Magazine

There once lived a Greek poet by the name of Archilochus, among whose surviving fragments is the following, which I regularly inflict each semester upon great numbers of unsuspecting students: The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Knowing next to nothing about either animal, they wonder if I’m making a zoological point, which of course I’m not. It’s a metaphor…


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