|⇦|| Episode #563 - Extended Childhood and The New World Religion
(Deschooling Society 2-3)
|⌚ Sat 6 August 2011 ☻John Taylor Gatto, Ivan Illich (reading)|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2 This week we pick up with both recordings from last week, focussing on the establishment of what in our second hour, Ivan Illich calls the 'New World Religion', the cult of mass compulsion schooling. As Gatto explains, in the 20th Century, mass compulsion schooling served to create the most essential resource of all for US big business - a stockpile of radically incomplete, childish adults who could be counted on to mass produced and mass consume goods and services according to a schedule imposed by managers. Illich broadens the discussion beyond merely business and adds historical perspective.
Thanks to Gnostic Media for the Gatto interview.
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