It’s almost like everything in Amerikan education is a misdirection. Read this interview. “Critical thinking,” US school style:
“By the way, about the so-called critical thinking courses. If you think that this is another name for a course in formal-logical argumentation logic, then you are mistaken. This is a special psychological and propaganda operation at the same time. This course is full of examples from speeches by Russian politicians and opinion leaders who ‘expose’ our propaganda. However, its theoretical content has little in common with classical formal logic. This is another Newspeak. By the way, I would like to point out that I also consider the emigration to Russia of an American technical specialist who spoke about the possibilities of electronic investigation and other horrors of total surveillance to be a similar operation controlled by a leak.”
When the schools, K-12 or college, say they “teach students how to think, not what to think,” they are lying, having reversed that order. There’s a reason why the trivium is nowhere to be found in today’s classrooms.
Also, read what the Russian expert says about Snowden and the controlled leaks of “shocking” revelations. I’m not completely sure I follow all of his theories, but they are certainly interesting.
His conclusion is correct, in any case. Keep fighting lies with the truth, because with the truth we cannot lose.