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Recent Podcasts

081: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)

(Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up and managing the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Logical Song" Supertramp "School" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt Freedomain Radio Related Posts082: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)Tags: education, book, john, supertramp, discussion, club, freedom, holt, closer, conference

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080: Persuasion, Prussia, and the Purpose of Education (SAT Writing Class Rant)

PICTURE: Friedrich Nietzsche had eyebrows, mustaches, and ideas that all eventually grew out of control. In my SAT class last Saturday (2-19-11), a student pulled out an interesting essay question: "Is the purpose of education to change the world?" At this point, I was compelled to tell a story. Bumper Music: "Room At the Top" Adam Ant Look Closer: Nietzsche's Superman The Übermensch and the Nazis AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto Society and the Individual in Nietzsche's The Will to Power

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076 (Supplemental): Brett On Peace Revolution Podcast – Origins of Money Round-Table

This is an excerpt from my recent appearance on Peace Revolution Podcast. In this episode, we discuss economic theory and the history of money. How does this relate to education? In this clip, we'll also touch on the "deliberate dumbing down" of the population, along with the importance of a systematic form of critical thinking, understanding rhetoric and the use of logical fallacies. Bumper Music: "Bling Bling" Birdman, Turk, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, B.G. and Lil Wayne (aka The Cash Money Millionaires) Look Closer: Peace Revolution Podcast Peace Revolution #12: Origins of Money - A Virtual Round-table

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