Friday, March 31, 2017

Generation of ignoramuses …

… How a Generation Lost Its Common Culture | Minding The Campus.

Our students’ ignorance is not a failing of the educational system – it is its crowning achievement. Efforts by several generations of philosophers and reformers and public policy experts — whom our students (and most of us) know nothing about — have combined to produce a generation of know-nothings. The pervasive ignorance of our students is not a mere accident or unfortunate but correctible outcome, if only we hire better teachers or tweak the reading lists in high school. It is the consequence of a civilizational commitment to civilizational suicide. The end of history for our students signals the End of History for the West.


  1. Jeff Mauvais11:28 PM

    Public policy and the educational system certainly play roles in exacerbating this problem, but the real sources can be found in our families.

  2. I fear you are right, Jeff.