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Monday, January 31, 2005

Young America prefers totalitarianism

Some of it.

How else to explain a survey of high school students which
finds that 36% believe newspapers should get “government approval” of stories before publishing; 51% say they should be able to publish freely; 13% have no opinion.

(What's the preferred explanation? Mental retardation? Pisspoor education? Brain-numbing by MTV? There is no good here.)

Of course, one thirsts for comparisons - with past generations, with peers from other countries. Before yelling American conformism - I was tempted! - one would like to see the returns from, say, German students.

Even so...

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