Daniel Lattier's Blog

Daniel Lattier's Blog

America’s Public Schools Are No Longer Serving the Public

America’s Public Schools Are No Longer Serving the Public

Maybe it's time to break the system apart? 

Our So-Called 'Tolerant' Society Is Actually Very Dogmatic

Our So-Called 'Tolerant' Society Is Actually Very Dogmatic

Our society requires us to believe in quite a lot of things, and there are penalties if you don't. 

The Religious Origins of Groundhog Day
The News Media Needs to Keep You Angry

The News Media Needs to Keep You Angry

If they don't, they won't survive.

Are We Already Fighting the 2nd Civil War?

Are We Already Fighting the 2nd Civil War?

A conservative pundit recently made the claim that "America is currently fighting its Second Civil War."

Most People Today Want to be Propagandized

Most People Today Want to be Propagandized

For propaganda to be effective, it requires submissive subjects.

The 4 Horsemen of the Philosophical Apocalypse

The 4 Horsemen of the Philosophical Apocalypse

Robert Maynard Hutchins said that these "four horsemen" had produced "chaos" in Western education.

How Teachers Are Doing Violence to Books

How Teachers Are Doing Violence to Books

These categories end up being imposed on just about every piece of literature that today's students read. 

The Mob Grows in Strength...

The Mob Grows in Strength...

The herd mentality. The susceptibility to propaganda. The philistine disdain for higher ideals.

'Classical Education' Today Isn't Very Classical

'Classical Education' Today Isn't Very Classical

Most people still view classical education as merely a nostalgic throwback to the past.