[iDC] musing on humanities and other jails
naxsmash at mac.com
Tue Jul 12 18:19:11 UTC 2011
This is much like the mission of the Public School -- http://all.thepublicschool.org/
> If we actually taught Thoreau's real lessons by living them, instead of teaching literate lessons about his book, then the true crisis would come into focus at many levels. And that is the crisis between fixed facts and possible futures, between sustainable wholes and unsustainable parts, between pride and humility on an evolutionary scale.
> To make your school, as Thoreau did, that would be brave. To argue that we need more tenured humanities profs is not. Our world is in crisis and if the humanities are to be of any help whatsoever in saving it for our children, their transgressive and radicalizing legacies will need to be reclaimed and reenacted far beyond the classroom and the campus, on behalf of our unknown futures and not our overglossed past.
> It seems to me that Mobility Shifts may already be helpful in these respects. I look forward to more...
> John Sobol
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