dumbing down

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Mon Oct 16 09:06:39 PDT 2000

Carrol Cox wrote:

> Criticisms of the educational system (in the sense of assigning to it the
>*cause* of any social phenomenon) are unavoidably grounded in an

Why's that? Why can't you criticize the U.S., or any other, educational citizen for socializing people into conformity and choking any remnants of intellectual curiousy? Why can't you draw connections between that educational system and the whole apparatus of capitalist culture that continues the work? Political candidates address the public as if they were simpletons because that's the way the ruling class wants the public to be (except on the job, of course).


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