The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
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.
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