Pushing boundaries

Yesterday's Daily Pickings referred to Common Purpose and the subversive war on us all but particularly children and the young. The process of education today is contrary to our own and humanity's interest - it is conditioning to submit to authority and, ultimately, the new world order. In universities, the process of closing down freedom of thought and action is almost complete but there are signs of push back against the oncoming tide of authoritarian dogma. Economic orthodoxy is exposed as deficient and a growing number of students are demanding honesty in economics.

Critical Thinking has been tangentially involved with attempts to challenge orthodoxy at the Architectural Association (AA) school in London over the last year.

AALAWuN Review - 2016 - 2017
The special project AALAWuN began asking a series of questions across the Bedford Square site at the beginning of the academic year 2016 – 2017. Now in the final term it's time to ask, how has AALAWuN satisfied its original description and how has it failed.

While it is vital to challenge existing narratives, it is essential to recognise techniques to bury truth amid political correctness, "fake news" and claims that we are living in an age of "post truth".

Education is not only for the young; we all need to unlearn what we think we know and discover our true potential.

GlobalNet21 and the Ethical Society are holding an event in London on Monday 3rd July 2017 to discuss Education in the 21st Century.

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