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Education Reform, Part II

One of the original purposes of public education was to create better citizens.  That purpose seems to be lost today.  In fact, schools now try to undermine loyalty to the U.S. 508 more words

陶傑 – 唸口訣

槍擊刀砍新聞記者,在第三世界或專制國家,確實只是一種「文化」──如果烏干達總統阿敏和中非皇帝博卡薩的部落吃人肉,根據西方左派的社會學者,不可以列為「野蠻」(Barbarity),而只是獨特的「非洲傳統文化」的話。

容忍言論批評,讓新聞記者擁有自由,二百年來,只是西方世界尤其是英語國家的文化。由伏爾泰開始到美國憲法的條款精神,美國開國元老傑佛遜說:「在沒有政府和沒有報紙之間,我寧願選擇沒有政府」。西方世界尤其英語國家,尊重新聞自由,有他們的傳統。

英國首相、美國總統、加拿大和澳洲總理,無論如何兇狠,名下統領幾多特務,看見動搖自己的權力的內幕報道,都不會對新聞人出動暗殺和暗算。

首先,暗殺和偷襲,在英語世界,是陰暗卑瑣的行為,英國講紳士精神,競技場上的Fair Play,應用在生活裏。與仇敵光明正大的決鬥,請評判站中間,雙方持鎗,背道而行,一聲令下,才向政敵開火──決鬥要講公平的規則,英語世界的紳士精神,為何是如此重要的文明?因為紳士原則,就不容偷襲暗算的小人和流氓。

Politics

NY Times Mistook The Philippines A Vassal Archipelago Of The U.S.

Some 8509 miles from across the globe, New York Times counseled President Benigno Simeon Aquino to step down from power after  2016 because the fragile democracy in the country is in peril if he amends the constitution to   run again and to clip the powers of the Supreme Court. 767 more words

CORRUPTION

Borat Sagdiyev Speaks to the Oklahoma City Traffic Commission

Using the Borat Sagdiyez character, British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen  gave a speech to the Oklahoma City Traffic Commission about women’s rights, free speech, and nervousness.   1,807 more words

Flashback

Miracles, Schmiracles!

I went to Catholic primary and secondary school. Being a non-Catholic and something of a free-thinker, I occasionally caused my Religion teachers grief.

One such occasion was the result of a multiple choice test question: 629 more words

History

The Trouble with Quotes on the Internet

by Kate van Liere.

A few weeks ago a bumper sticker caught my eye on a pickup truck in a Best Buy parking lot. It read, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have. 1,518 more words

Thomas Jefferson