The first in a series of episodes aimed at detailing and dismantling specific elements of the destructive hidden curriculum in public education.
Critical Thinking Question:
Why is obedience to authority actually the opposite of virtue?
An experience I had with students last Saturday led to a web of ideas about the problem of obedience training and about the philosophical path toward the solution...
The effect of this obedience training on 3 Values:
Reason, Purpose and Self-Esteem
“There is no neutral education. Education is either for domestication or for freedom.” -Joao Coutinho
The Night Is Dark and I Am Far from Home by Jonathan Kozol
History of Atlas Shrugged
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem By Nathaniel Branden
More On Branden
Wes Bertrand On Nathaniel Branden (Complete Liberty Podcast Episode 34)
The Perils of Obedience by Stanley Milgram
Milgram’s Experiment on Obedience to Authority
In this 1959 interview, Mike Wallace repeatedly commits one of the most common logical fallacies used by the TV media: Poisoning the Well. Through the way he phrases many of the questions and through his tone of voice, he is subtlety encouraging the untrained mind to passively dismiss Rand's ideas without even considering them.