Antiquarian Anabaptist

Apologetics from an Anabaptist perspective

Universal public confusion

If an educated electorate is the best defence against arbitrary government, the survival of political freedom appears uncertain at best. Large numbers of Americans now believe that the Constitution sanctions arbitrary executive power, and recent political history, with its steady growth of presidential power, can only have reinforced such an assumption. What happened to the early republican dream? Universal public education, instead of creating a community of self-governing citizens, has contributed to the spread of intellectual torpor and political passivity.  (The Culture of Narcissism, © 1979 by Christopher Lasch)

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