FreeThinker Posted February 27, 2015 Report Share Posted February 27, 2015 I have found an article on Salon.com which has moved me. Edwin Lyngar, who grew up in a Nevada mining town with all the anti-education prejudices one might expect, along with the conservative political views that often accompany such prejudices, took years to complete a college education and has discovered the value of being exposed to more than simply the narrow and simplistic views of those who hate education. In his experience, he sees a similar strain among American anti-intellectualism and that of Islamic extremism and Boko Haram--which translates as "Education is Forbidden." It's an eye-opening piece that exposes the prejudice that is exploited by politicians such as Scott Walker and Rick Santorum. http://www.salon.com/2015/02/26/the_rights_fear_of_education_what_i_learned_as_a_former_conservative_military_man/ Quote Link to comment
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