OMG I just read something defending traditional university lectures explicitly on the basis that they support a "hidden curriculum" of:

"respecting authority, respect for other students opinions, punctuality, aspiring to achieve, and having a work ethic."

Like I know marxist sociologists have been pointing this out for years but it's kind of amazing to see someone *defending* higher education in 2021 on the basis that it creates obedient workers for the capitalist machine.

@hugh Especially notable because in old the Oxbridge style of teaching - intended for the elites - lectures were the least important part

@hugh i've dealt with enough conservatives throughout my lifetime to find this completely unsurprising

i'm trying to remember if i was told this explicitly myself though if not then what was explicit came very close

@hugh ...and also knowing that the marxists want to undermine this sort of thing and *therefore* they are bad because they want to uproot the existing social order

it's such a fundamental moral disconnect at this point

@hugh I know exactly what you're talking about because my brain gave up and I had to do anything else instead of reading further :(

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