Education was supposed to provide us with stellar learning, but unfortunately that is not happening. Is there any hope? Joining us today is Jacob Howland (city-journal.org), Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. He draws on his many years of experience in higher learning to show how classical education has been slowly removed from curricula only to be replaced by slogans and inaccurate history. The culprits are more the educrats than teachers, but many teachers go along with it. So is there any hope? Now that the plan has been thoroughly exposed, some teachers and many parents are pushing back to reclaim what education was always supposed to be.
For those who have actually read Uncle Tom's Cabin, they know that the titular character is a man of great integrity and the hero of the story. But to be called an Uncle Tom today if you're black has a connotation of negativity and of being a sellout. Joining us today from Colorado Springs is Derrick Wilburn (poccinterns.com), Founder and Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives. He discusses the essence of Uncle Tom, the man, as well as the book. The ignorance by those who use Uncle Tom as a slur is a product of the radical policies in today's schools that either teach untruths about history and literature or outright forbid the teaching of important books and events. In the end, it's big government versus liberty and freedom. Make your choice.
How far has Western civilization declined and is it reversible? Is it realistic to believe that we will continue to enjoy the freedoms that were established at the founding of this country once the pro-Marxism crowd fundamentally transforms that foundation? Here today to discuss is Mark Tapson (marktapson.com), Journalism Fellow at the Horowitz Freedom Center. We need to stand up, speak out, and start focusing on important topics instead of getting wrapped up in frivolous controversies. Will we be able to slow or even stop the long march through the institutions? Our arguments are strong and will win the debate. We just need to take the fight to them, reverse the long march, and take back our institutions.
How did we ever get to a point where we have such rampant cancel culture in Western civilization? On today's podcast, John looks at the change in education over the past three decades from thinking based on logic and fact to thinking based on consensus group think. As a result, some people have built safe spaces to retreat to when they are faced with facts antithetical to their worldview. They tried to shame us by calling us all kinds of names but that isn't working anymore so they have moved on the next step – cancel culture. John gives advice and warnings when dealing with people who have constructed these safe spaces.