Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Postman, Neil

Penguin, 1986

p. 55

“It is sometimes forgotten that the churches in America laid the foundation of our system of higher education. Harvard, of course, was established early–in 1636–for the purpose of providing learned ministers to the Congregational Church. And, sixty-five years later, when Congregationalists quarreled among themselves over doctrine, Yale College was founded to correct the lax influences of Harvard (and, to this day, claims it has the same burden).”