The New Dumbness

The following is an excerpt from “The Underground History of American Education“, by John Taylor Gatto: Ordinary people send their children to school to get smart, but what modern schooling teaches is dumbness. It’s a religious idea gone out of control. You don’t have to accept that, though, to realize this kind of economy would be jeopardized by too many smart people who understand too much. I won’t ask you to take that […] Read more »

School as Religion

The following is an excerpt from “The Underground History of American Education“, by John Taylor Gatto: School is a religion. Without understanding the holy mission aspect you’re certain to misperceive what takes place as a result of human stupidity or venality or even class warfare. All are present in the equation, it’s just that none of these matter very much—even without them school would move in the same direction. Dewey’s […] Read more »

Camille Paglia Gives Feminists a History Lesson

Women need men, for it is through looking into the mirror of men that women are able to get to know and appreciate their own uniqueness better.  Conversely, men need women, for it is through looking into the mirror of women that men are able to get to know and appreciate their own uniqueness better. “When an educated culture routinely denigrates masculinity and manhood, then women will be perpetually stuck […] Read more »