Wednesday, October 04, 2006

In early 1950, Congressman Harold Velde of Illinois, rising in the House of Representatives to oppose mobile library service to rural areas, told his colleagues:

“The basis of communism and socialistic influence is education of the people.”

That warning was uttered in the special climate of the Cold War, but education has always inspired fear among those who want to keep the existing distributions of power and wealth as they are.

Howard Zinn, How Free is Higher Education? 1991

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?