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Zenaan Harkness on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 03:20:08 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> In America, Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country - education, intellect, and or liberal arts, a threat


Education.

Some fear it, say that educated people are a threat to the
uneducated, "lefty liberals" try to shut down free speech and run
only LGBTQQPPC and "arts" courses (they don't call it Liberal Arts
for nothing).

When your "education" institutions have thoroughly clamped down on
free speech and the average "educated" person has disdain for
classical education, perhaps you -ought- be fearing your education
institutions.

This classic interview with an ex-KGB officer shall forever go down
in history as oh so poignant:

  Ex-KGB officer Yuri Bezmenov Explains United States Targeted Public
  Schools for Change
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obr1XqUPEII
  (17 minutes)


A great quote from a slashdot commenter in the following article,
responding in exasperation to someone using language
<ahem>liberally</>:

  "It's not ad hominem to accuse someone of a position that they
   hold."

Of course, logic never was a unit in your local Liberal Arts
"degree" ...





In America, Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country
https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/07/15/0037248/in-america-most-republicans-think-colleges-are-bad-for-the-country

An anonymous reader quotes the Chronicle of Higher Education:
A majority of Republicans and right-leaning independents think higher
education has a negative effect on the country, according to a new
study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday. The same study
has found a consistent increase in distrust of colleges and
universities since 2010, when negative perceptions among Republicans
was measured at 32 percent. That number now stands at 58 percent. By
comparison, 72 percent of Democrats or left-leaning Independents in
the study said colleges and universities have a positive impact on
the United States... In the Pew Research Center's study, distrust of
colleges was strongest in the highest income bracket and the oldest
age group, with approval levels of just 31 percent among respondents
whose family income exceeds $75,000 a year and 27 percent among those
older than 65.
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