All illusions are potential ways of ordering reality. The goal of criticism should therefore be not to destroy illusions but to make us more sensitive to their workings and their complexity.
Bronowski was a WWI-era Polish immigrant to the UK, who began his academic career as a mathematician but would eventually gain international fame with his signature "two cultures" multimedia work, "The Ascent of Man." His military experiences during and shortly after WWII molded his approach to teaching and learning into a practice more akin to what Alice Miller calls "enlightened witnessing." He died in NY in 1974 and was buried in London. (Photo: BBC Radio)