I've been absent from this page for a while, and I feel in debt at least of a few lines. Just a short thought.
Some conservatives like to describe their preferred characters as endowed of common sense, over against liberals' claim of knowing better because better educated.
Well, if it is put it in such simple terms, I must disagree. It might be true, but to explain why would require a ling discourse, and I wanted to be short.
To this end, the only thing I can do is to overturn that description: things stand the other way around, and it is the reverse to be actually true.
It is liberal education that, dropped all reference to tradition, doesn't have anything to ground itself upon other than the alleged evidences of the common sense of the last three centuries. On the other side, then, there isn't common sense, but genuine education, grounded in the tradition and rationality of millenia.
For now, this paradox is enough.