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The Role of 'Educators'

tmarch Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 7:07 PM
The Italian communist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) developed the theory of needing to win the culture and its institutions, hence - take over the schools. From his prison writings was born the Frankfort School, a Marxist think tank in Germany which moved to the U.S. when HItler came to power. Princeton University made a place for them during the war and after the war most of them returned to Germany, however, some stayed here and helped shape our education system with Marxists ideas.
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...