Abolition of Man

Author: C. S. Lewis
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Comments: Concerns about state control of education motivate Lewis to consider the slavery mankind must endure if he is educated, and thus ruled, by his political master. An important book in our day of big government's continual encroachments.
Description from Amazon.com: [Editor's Review] C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man purports to be a book specifically about public education, but its central concerns are broadly political, religious, and philosophical. In the best of the book's three essays, "Men Without Chests," Lewis trains his laser-sharp wit on a mid- century English high school text, considering the ramifications of teaching British students to believe in idle relativism, and to reject "the doctrine of objective value, the belief that certain attitudes are really true, and others really false, to the kind of thing the universe is and the kinds of things we are." Lewis calls this doctrine... [more at Amazon link below]
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