Read THIS!!! 10/24/11

25 Oct

Thomas Paine: “We have it in our power to begin the world over again”

Kids don’t read enough

Parents and teachers are to blame for lack of critical thinking and the failure of education

the media is not responsible

the government is not responsible

business is not responsible

Richard Arum: “Academically Adrift”

1. you should read way more for school

2. way more writing should be assigned

3. socializing should be discoraged


If you do not have a society of critical thinkers, democracy fails.

Walter Lippmann: an altruistic buracracy should run society

Edward Bernays: Nephew of Sigmond Freud, One of the fathers of public relations says an non-altruistic buracracy should run society

Ivy Lee: A father of public relations

The Just World Phenominon: People are phycologically wired to believe the world is fair.

John Milton: Free Speech

Marquis de Condorcet:

Noocracy: The educated rule noo from noose meaning educated or intellegent

Civilization and its Discontents, Freud -Read

Society will always be at war with itself -Freud

Tell people that they can have whatever they want and you can sell them anything

Read the book “Propaganda”

hoipolloi: Greek – the masses

pejorative: insulting


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