This is a paragraph from a letter my grandfather wrote to a colleague in the mid 70's. He's writing about a conversation with an economics student:
He is convinced that under the pressure of the massive readings required of graduate students of economics today, these students are necessarily accepting, as valid, current evaluations by leading scholars in judging those of the past believed to be of lesser importance. They are not going to the actual works of these authors. Instead they are relying on the judgments of such as Stigler or Heilbroner, for instance, instead of reading George himself.
So how might a student -- or an economics instructor or full professor -- learn about George's works himself?
A fine starting point would be Weld Carter's "An Introduction to Henry George." It makes no attempts to draw any conclusions; rather, it introduces the reader to what George has to say.
If you teach a college, university, or even high school, course in economics, and you don't include Henry George in what you want your students to know at the end of the term, I commend this to your attention.
Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.
He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not ...
Henry Georg's ideas are worth knowing. You could even fix the world.