Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the other hand ...

... there is the question of Liberty and Literacy. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
It isn’t mainly illiteracy that inflates the size and force of government; it’s the power-lust of the “master” class and the narrow self-interest of the “subject” class, which is disgustingly willing to surrender freedom and future prosperity for immediate and particular rewards. Lenin was perfectly literate; so was Hitler, and so were many of their followers. It didn’t help.

Still, "the defense of a free society, especially against the attacks of literate (or technically literate) people, does require a fairly high standard of literacy." Indeed.
This is a fine piece. So read the whole thing.

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