The View From 1776
Friday, December 14, 2012
Unexpected Aspect Of Education Cost
See Three Cheers for Emory University, by Joseph Salerno on The Circle Bastiat website.
Mr. Salerno’s article highlights the strong connection between graduate education and the social sciences (a concept invented by French socialists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries). Since the ending decades of the 19th century in the United States, graduate study in social sciences understandably has been driven by the ideology of socialism. This led to creation of the eastern liberal establishment, notably Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and our present-day liberal-progressive-socialist, Barack Obama.
The underlying precept of social sciences is the scientistic belief that only the intelligentsia understands what is wrong with society. Only the intelligentsia, our self-appointed guardians, have the special knowledge to create social and political structures to compel the rest of us to conform to behavioral modes that the socialist intelligentsia find acceptable.
For more extensive background, read The Corruption of Public Education: How It Happened.