Post-Truth

I like this Post-Truth critique by Andy Paine particularly his comment about tertiary education.

The recent government funding cuts to arts degrees in Australia are part of an attack on the idea of the university as a space dedicated to the abstract quest for knowledge. Governments like ours (and indeed, the hierarchies of many universities) see tertiary education as valuable only in as much as it supports economic acquisition. But if we want a society that values the truth, we need to support the pursuit of understanding for its own sake.”

What we need also is better organisation.

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Ian Curr 
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