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The Role of 'Educators'

willis9 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:29 PM
A course titled Western Civilization was once required in most of our colleges, now i am not sure it is available even as an option. What is remarkable was that there were no courses called Eastern Civilization because there was little to be learned from areas that had been stricken with poverty, disease, and despotic governments for hundreds of years combined with social constructs like the caste system in India.
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...