Thrasymachus, 2/ 7/2009 - 10:51pm "Educators, particularly professors of education who have taught in European and American universities for more than the last 100 years, made extravagant claims about the nectar of education. A few drops properly administered would transform our society into something unbelievable. It has.
John Dewey and his educational progeny followed in the footsteps of the Platonic ideal but couldn’t read the leaves. They assured us they would “humanize” society which meant to inculcate humanistic ideals. The experiment has not simply failed but utterly failed.
The cocktail served and sipped slowly over the years has anesthetized the American population. They continue to look for the next expert, guru, or savior and helplessly stand by. The educational Sophists of our age continue to practice their rhetoric on the front stage and with dedication on the backstage where it counts the most. Societal morals have crumbled underneath the enormous weight of humanity’s goodness and progress. Ideas have consequences.
Plato thought the “noble lie” was permissible for the good of society. Perhaps it’s time to face reality."
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