In this issue, we include a piece by yours truly on the overlooked importance of Mussolini and his fascism. It was 100 years ago, on October 27, 2022, that Mussolini organized his March on Rome.
Next, we include a piece by Michael Hartoonian, our Associate Editor, on how we might prevent the success of “Mussolini-ism” by setting forth a program of education of virtue and responsibility.
Thirdly, Richard Van Scotter elaborates on Michael’s general introduction to a wise education, with an emphasis on civic education.
Then, Charles Mattioli recalls for us the genius of the Scottish Enlightenment, which was different from the European Enlightenment of Descartes, Voltaire and Kant.
Lastly, Tom Abeles brings forward in time present and time future how education of all persons globally can evolve. He contrasts the human experience with becoming educated as a fatalistic fall into a pinball machine, where we are small, self-contained little balls “slapped” around by the pins and moved by an unseen mover, with a far more appealing vision of using the internet to balance our individualism with our environment.
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