Thursday, 5 April 2018

QotD: The purpose of public education: a permanent coup d'ecole


“The process of spreading a philosophy by means of free discussion among thinking adults is long and complex. From Plato to the present, it has been the dream of social planners to circumvent this process and, instead, to inject a controversial ideology directly into the plastic, unformed minds of children — by means of seizing a country’s educational system and turning it into a vehicle for indoctrination. In this way one may capture an entire generation without intellectual resistance, in a single coup d’├ęcole.”
~ Leonard Peikoff, from his book Ominous Parallels
[Hat tip Robert Vaughan]
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