Gosh we are poorly educated, aren’t we?
I’m not sure exactly when it started in the west – but I’m in one of those cantankerous moods – and I’m gonna blame it on the 1960’s.
Maybe not exactly when it began, but that’s sure where half the globe decided to step on the gas pedal of ignorance and pride.
This is all back to teaching children
Heaven help us today.
We don’t teach them how to think – so they don’t end up with an intellectual leg to lean on.
And then when we do teach them what to think – it’s the wrong thing anyway.
More math. More philosophy. More writing.
And the point of the entire book: More Literature!
These arguments had little in common with one another except a conviction that the world had gone astray because its people had been poorly educated, and if the total destruction of the human world were to be averted, new ways of educating had to be found.
-Alan Jacobs, The Year Of Our Lord 1943 (Amazon)