Education Is a System of Indoctrination of the Young


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Chomsky has been known to vigorously defend and debate his views and opinions on philosophy, linguistics, politics, life—controversially so for some!

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as “the father of modern linguistics,” Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He has spent more than half a century at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, mass media, US foreign policy, social issues, Latin American and European history, and more. noamchomsky@​



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2 Responses to “Education Is a System of Indoctrination of the Young”

  1. Learning is peace and teaching is violence, because nobody teaches anybody, but we all learn from each other enabling each one of us to be just and peaceful.

    Learning for Nonviolence and Better Governance versus Teaching for Violence and Worst Governance
    By Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

  2. Gary Steven Corseri says:

    “Teaching is violence….” I don’t think so, Dr. Prasad.

    If we can all “learn from each other,” why can’t we all teach each other? Teaching and learning are not exclusive. In the years that I taught–in public schools, prisons and universities–I always thought my most interesting classes were those in which I could teach and learn.

    We can all learn from each other and we can all teach each other–if we have open minds and hearts and the goal is peace, liberation and wisdom. Learning and teaching can be inter-generational, inter-racial, inter-cultural, males can teach females and females can teach males, etc…. but every religious tradition I know tells us that we need wise leaders/guides.

    Our educational “systems” concentrate on what to think, not how to think. There certainly is a lot of room for improvement. But let us not gainsay the role of the good and wise teacher.

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