November 24, 2004
Hutton on Mussolini

Mussolini.jpgHere is Harry Hutton's latest Killer Fact:

Mussolini was expelled from school for knifing one of his classmates. He went on to become a primary school teacher (Mussolini, not the classmate).

Indeed he was (although I cannot verify that it was a knifing of a fellow student that broke the disciplinary camel's back) and indeed he did.

It's off topic somewhat, but I really do admire Harry Hutton's blogging a lot. It's not hard to get and to keep the attention of readers when you already are famous. His writing, it seems to me, is a model of how to use blogging to get famous, although perhaps he already is famous and I hadn't noticed. His postings are terse and to the point. No attention is presumed upon. I think my own blogging style may now be being influenced by him. If so, good.

I recently hailed Scrappleface's new book. Someone (maybe Harry Hutton himself if all others fail) should do one of Harry Hutton's best bloggings.

Harry Hutton has been a teacher for quite a long time, and many of his more penetrating postings are on educational themes.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 03:29 PM
Category: BloggingFamous educationsThe reality of teaching