Montag, 24. September 2012

Education for Freedom:

[A]n education for freedom should be, as I have said, an education first of all in facts and in values - the facts of individual diversity and genetic uniqueness and values of freedom, tolerance and mutual charity which are the ethical corrolaries of these facts. But unfornately correct knowledge and sound principles are not enough. An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling falsehood. A skillful appeal to passion is often too strong for the best of good resolutions. The effects of false and pernicious propaganda cannot be neutralized except by a thorough training in the art of analysing its techniques and seeing through its sophistries.
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World revisited, 1959

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