The View From 1776
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Struggle For The Hearts and Minds
If liberal-progressives keep the upper hand in establishing educational curriculum and textbook standards, the United States is doomed to loss of political liberties to the secular statism that characterizes much of Continental Europe.
The following excerpt from an essay by Alan Charles Kors, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, describes the transformation since the 1960s of our schools into seminaries of socialism. Socialist collectivism entails inevitably the political tyranny of the statist Old World that led to our rebellion in the 1776 War of Independence.
From the Free Speech Movement to Speech Codes ?
by Alan Charles Kors ?July 29, 2005
Student activists of the late 1960s and early 1970s had claimed that they wanted liberty: free speech, freedom of association, freedom of conscience, and the freedom to define themselves. Some indeed did want those things, but among those who remained on campus, far too many wanted them not as ends in themselves, but merely as means to advance a partisan, political agenda. They secured those things for themselves, destroying most of the in loco parentis functions of the university (universities standing in the place of parents). The students who followed them, however, did not look up to the aging heirs of the