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The Role of 'Educators'

CedarStrip Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 11:47 AM
I was also bothered by the question of how seemingly intelligent people could come to be persuaded by liberal ideas. I spent a few months researching it and decided to write a paper about it. It is posted at "Intellectual" arguments by people like Woodrow Wilson, John Dewey, etc. building on Marxist economic theory concluded that people could only be free if government managed everything. A lot of people bought into it.
Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.

Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society.

Schools were once thought of as places where a...