The purposeful cultivation of ignorance–and they call it “education.”
I’m rather proud of this book review. It took a lot of thought to set it up. Being able to write snippets of it here on the blog first was a big help.
We have an education system whose finished products, at least half of them, brag about never reading a book. Others read only what they need for work. And the more hi-tech “educational electronics” we throw at them, the less they read, the less they learn. And they take a perverse pride in it. They embrace their ignorance.
I suppose it’s possible that if you used computers etc. properly, you really would enhance your education. But that’s a moot point because hardly anyone ever uses computers to enhance his education. Mostly all this expensive electronics is used for idle pastimes.
Anyway, read this book. You’ll understand why American education is perhaps the most expensive disaster ever inflicted on a nation.