I Interview the U.S. Secretary of Education (2010)

It isn’t every day you get to question a federal department head. My chance came in 2010, to fire a question at Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and I took it. The article’s kind of long, but you might find it interesting.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/messianic-secretary-calls-for-messianic-schools

What interests me the most is just how crazy an enterprise public education is and wants to be. It has an insatiable appetite for our money, and its goal is the total infantilization of the American people.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “I Interview the U.S. Secretary of Education (2010)

  • UnKnowable

    “It has an insatiable appetite for our money, and its goal is the total infantilization of the American people.”

    Nailed it.

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  • SLIMJIM

    Wow thank you for writing this; frightening. Statism is totally frightening.

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  • Phoebe

    This is one of the reasons why I always balk when people talk about solving social problems with “education.” I always ask, “What kind of education?”

    Anyway, your word “Messianic” is pretty much on target. It’s not just the money; it’s the power. And it’s not just any power, but the power of the self-appointed gods who stand outside and above the human race. Thomas Sowell refers to them as “the anointed,” by which he means the self-anointed.

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    • leeduigon

      I read Sowell’s book, “The Vision of the Anointed,” and highly recommend it–along with “Intellectuals and Society.”
      “Messianic” is R.J. Rushdoony’s word, as in “The Messianic Character of American Education.” That book is a real eye-opener: the founders of public education are condemned by their own words.

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  • David Ingram (@debater2016)

    Duncan & Obama were right in saying our gov’t school system is outdated. First step to bring it into the 21st century is to privatize it. This will be a process that takes time but it is already underway by entrepreneurs.

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