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  •  Your last sentence says it all. (6+ / 0-)
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    [T]he trampling of the typical citizen’s basic rights to privacy, due process and other generally accepted rules of law are not just commonplace, they’re "the new normal."
    This is the most tragic outcome of the (dare I use the word) evisceration of liberal arts education in this country. Decades, now, of overemphasis on technical skills development, at the expense of a broad education in history, government, civics and the humanities in general, has produced a generation of citizens who are not equipped with a full understanding of what we've lost, and why it matters.

    With a few notable exceptions, such as the informed few we are lucky to have represented here at DKos, young people in this nation have no freaking idea what it meant to live in a free society. And while that freedom was, in large part, not fully experienced by minority populations, it did exist for the majority of us, and we were moving in the direction of freedom for ALL of us.

    How do we get today's youth exercised about the loss of something they're barely able to conceptualize?

    Inquiring minds want to know: What was Ben Lawsky's price for taking a dive?

    by WisePiper on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 02:27:29 AM PDT

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