John Persico gives a clear summary of what is going on in the US mind and education system. This shows us quite clearly how the Republican Party has moved away from freedom-based democratic values towards doctrinaire and populist values that could well lead to a f0rm of fascism.
After I wrote the following blog, I asked myself if this was not too much of a rant against the Republican Party. I had to face the fact that it has been the Republican Party which has been waging the war against public education in this country. However, I did not want this to be a rant against Republicans. I truly believe that Democrats and Republicans can offer a useful counterbalance to each other’s traditional positions IF they are so inclined to discuss and try to reach a compromise on positions and policies. I am afraid that what I would like and what is possible today given the demonization of each party by the other side is no longer an option.
Some friends suggested that I simply avoid using the word Republican. I thought about this, but the idea crossed my mind that if it waddles like a duck…
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